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The Spring 2004 Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow newsletter is now online! Scroll down the page and you will find brief article summaries and links to the full stories if you are interested in more depth. You may also click here to download a printable PDF version of this newsletter. Please contact us at this address with story suggestions and comments about this site.

Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow launches campaign to increase number of nurse educators

Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow, a coalition of 43 leading nursing and health care organizations addressing the nursing shortage, is launching a national advertising campaign titled "Nursing education … pass it on." The goal of the campaign is to increase the number of nurse educators - a shortage of which is causing some nursing schools to turn away prospective students.
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Campaign features four faculty nurses

Four nurse educators were chosen for the Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow advertising campaign titled, "Nursing education … pass it on." Through first-person testimonials, these faculty nurses demonstrate the professionalism and passion necessary to educate America's future nurses.
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Faculty recruitment ads will run in array of nursing publications

Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow is launching a new print ad campaign to help recruit nursing faculty. The four print ads will appear in nursing journals, magazines and newsletters throughout 2004 to reach nurses who might want to explore faculty positions. The coalition is using both formal and grassroots methods to distribute the faculty recruitment advertising campaign.
Read the story.

Also in the NHT Newsletter

Nursing faculty shortage facts and factors
In a time when more nurses are desperately needed, it's disheartening that many qualified nursing school applicants are being turned away. Much of this is attributed to the nursing faculty shortage. Click here for background information about the nurse educator shortage.

Students turned away from nursing schools despite enrollment increase
Enrollments in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs increased by in fall 2003, according to a survey from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. However, more than 11,000 qualified students were turned away from these programs due to limited faculty, clinical sites and classroom space. Read the story.

Initiatives help fund nursing education scholarships
With generous support from The Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future, the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education awarded scholarships in the fall of 2003 to 25 nursing students who will pursue careers as nurse educators. Read the story.

Nurses top list of most ethical professions
Nurses once again ranked the highest in the annual CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll in which Americans rated the honesty and ethical standards of people in various professions. Read the story.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) becomes Platinum sponsor
LWW is a leading international publisher of professional health information for nurses, physicians, specialized clinicians and students. Read more about LWW's in-kind sponsorship, which is valued at $1 million.

Marsh donates to campaign
Marsh Affinity Group Services, a nationwide administrator of insurance plans for health care professionals, recently contributed $10,000 to Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow. This was the third installment of a $30,000 donation from the coalition's Nurse's Circle sponsor. Read the story.

Click here to view lists of our sponsors and coalition members.