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January 2017

Greetings RWJF ENFs,

We have had some exciting developments this year and wanted to share just a few before we get to the annual meeting in February.

February 2017 and January 2018

Our last scheduled RWJF ENF alumni-only meeting is February 27 - 28, 2017 in Utah. The January 2018 meeting is being planned by our friends at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) as the current NPO for the program. The January 2018 meeting is being planned as a celebration and will include UCSF faculty and staff, NAC members, and other guests. We hope to have many more meetings post 2018 and are actively working to make that happen.

This is what you will hear in February at the Utah meeting and we hope you can attend. If not, do not worry. We have arranged to Live Stream the business portion of the meeting (10:30am MT 2/27/17). More details will be sent closer to the meeting date. This will also be recorded for future viewing.

Parallel tracks

At this time, we are pursuing parallel tracks. One track is Co-Creators, including other RWJF Human Capital programs and the other track is RWJF-ENF Sustainability.

The Co-Creators group has developed areas of focus, guiding principles and an organizational structure. We have engaged with the RWJF regarding a synergy of goals. A meeting is being planned with a representative from each of the ten closing programs, one continuing program part of our Amelia Island meeting and RWJF leadership. Our own Mary Joan Ladden along with David Krol, Senior Program Officer will meet with representatives from the Co-Creators in February. You will receive an update on progress of these conversations at the February 2017 business meeting.

The other track is ensuring that our own RWJF-ENF group is sustainable. In order to achieve this, we are exploring funding streams and methods to incorporate additional emerging nurse leaders. As you know, our last cohort is progressing through the program. We feel strongly that ongoing nurse executive development has been a personal benefit for us and we continue to explore ways to provide new leaders similar growth opportunities. Again, you will receive more information at the February 2017 meeting.

Our goal is to keep you updated and provide a variety of ways to engage. We are a powerful group with a wide span of influence in the US. Our future has never been more exciting!

Jerry A. Mansfield, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, RWJF-ENF Alumni Association President