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The Nevada Action Coalition serves as the driving force for transforming health care through nursing in our state. Recognizing the important work already underway in Nevada and with a goal of long-term sustainable change, the Nevada Action Coalition leads the way to improve the health of the population.

  • IOM Recommendations

    This report is really about the future of health care in our country. It points out that nurses are going to have a critical role in that future especially in producing safe, quality care and coverage for all patients in our health care system.
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  • Partners

    Our partners ensure we can do the best we can and offer a wide range of nursing services. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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  • Research + Data

    Providing accurate and relevant information is a big part of how Nevada Action Coalition (NAC) serves our nursing community. This page contains a number of documents that may be of help to you in your career.
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  • Important Links

    Please check this page often as it is updated with the latest links we think are both helpful and relevant for the nursing community we serve.
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Executive Committee

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Cathy Dinauer, MSN, RN

Executive Director
Nevada State Board of Nursing

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Marissa Brown MHA, BSN, RN

Workforce & Clinical Services Dir.
Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) marissa@nvha.net

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Debra Scott, MSN, APRN, FRE

Nurse Consultant
Consulting and Investment, LLC
Psychds1952@gmail.com

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Susan C. Adamek PhD(c), RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Treasurer
Susan.adamek@dignityhealth.org

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Patsy L. Ruchala, DNSc, RN

Director and Professor
Orvis School of Nursing, Retired
University of Nevada
pruchala@unr.edu

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Debra A. Toney, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nevada Health Centers
Director of Operations
dtoney883@aol.com

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Debra Collins, BSN, RN

Vice Chair

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Linda Paulic, RNC, MPA

Secretary

Regional & Recommendation Champions

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John Packham, PhD

Director of Health Policy Research
Office of Statewide Initiatives
University of Nevada School of Medicine

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Debra Scott, MSN, APRN, FRE

Nurse Consultant
Scott Consulting and Investment, LLC
Psychds1952@gmail.com

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Barry Gold

AARP/Nevada
Director of Government Relations

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Dr. Scott W. Lamprecht, APRN, FNP-BC, RN

Chief Clinical Officer
Complete Medical Consultants

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Dr. Elizabeth E. Fildes, EdD, RN, CNE, CARN-AP, APHN-BC, DACACD

Professor
Chamberlain College of Nursing

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Dr. Patsy L. Ruchala, DNSc, RN

Director and Professor
Orvis School of Nursing, Retired
University of Nevada

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Dr. Carolyn B. Yucha, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor and Dean, School of Nursing Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, Retired
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

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Marcia Turner, Ph.D.

Chief Administrative Officer
University Medical Center

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Theresa Kaufman

Project Manager
Nevada Hospital Association
Health Care Workforce Development Program

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Doug Geinzer

Chief Executive Officer
Las Vegas HEALS

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Marisa Brown, MHA, BSN, RN

Nevada Hospital Association
Workforce and Clinical Services Director

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Susan Adamek, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican
Director of Education

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Vicky VanMeetren

President/CEO, Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
San Martin Campus, Las Vegas NV

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Dr. Jennifer Richards, PhD, RN, CNRN

Chief Nursing Officer
Renown Health

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Dr. Susan VanBeuge DNP, APRN, DNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

Assistant Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing

Diversity Committee

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Vance K. Farrow

Committee:  Leadership Training
Health care Industry Specialist Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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Hannah Brown

Committee:  Leadership Training

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Tameca A. Ulmer, Ed.D.

Committee:  Cultural Competency Executive Director Office of Community Relations, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

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Maria Marinch

Committee:  Educational Support Executive Director Office of Community Relations, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

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Debra A. Toney, PhD RN, FAAN

Chair Diversity Task Force Nevada Health Centers Director of Operations - Southern Region Nevada Health Centers

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Debra Collins, BSN, RN

Co-Chair Diversity Task Force Program Manager-ADW Health Care Workforce

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Lisa Pacheco, RN, BSN

Committee: Recruitment to Become a Nurse K-12 Director, Maternal Child Services University Medical Center of Southern Nevada Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC

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Karissa Hughey, BS, RN

Committee:  Communication Clinical Educator – Northern Region Nevada Health Centers

Stay Informed

Welcome to our news area: All the latest info, articles, and hints to current industry developments as well as current information on helpful programs.

The Nevada Action Coalition

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Three years have passed since The Institute of Medicine (IOM) first released The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The implementation of this landmark report is intended to transform the U.S. health care system by strengthening nursing care and better preparing nurses to meet the health demands of our country for years to come.

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How Does the NSBN fit in with the Future of Nursing Campaign in Nevada?

September 3, 2015 / admin / No Comments Comments

Debra Scott, MSN, RN FRE, NSBN Executive Director In 1923, the Nevada Legislature created the Nevada State Board of Nursing by enacting: NRS 632.005  Legislative declaration.  The Legislature hereby declares that the practice of nursing is a learned profession affecting the safety, health and welfare of the public and is subject to regulation to protect the public from

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Leading the Future of Nursing: Your Nevada Action Coalition

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Jennifer Richards, RN, PhD., CNRN, Kristin Gillen, RN, DNP, CNML The mission statement for the Nevada Action Coalition (NAC) is to champion, through strategic collaboration, access to high quality health care for all Nevadans where nurses contribute as essential partners. NAC will accomplish this mission by implementing and supporting the recommendations from the Future of

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Nevada Receives Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Help Lead Efforts to Transform Health Care through Nursing

March 15, 2014 / admin / No Comments Comments

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Submitted by: Linda Yi, RNC, MPA Coordinator State Implementation Program & Debra Collins, BSN Chair- Nevada Alliance for Nursing Excellence (NANE) Las Vegas, NV – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced that the Nevada Action Coalition will be part of a $4.5 million initiative, the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program. The program is helping

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4300 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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Phone: (702) 522 7034
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