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Lose Recognized as Breakthrough Leader in Nursing

Current Doctor of Nursing Practice student and former University of Iowa Association of Nursing Students (UIANS) president Dan Lose has been selected to receive the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action’s Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award. 

The Campaign for Action is rooted in the recommendations of the landmark Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The Iowa Action Coalition works with the campaign to implement the recommendations of the report.

The review committee was thoroughly impressed with Lose’s application along with his commitment to nursing and the Campaign for Action, as well as his involvement with the Iowa Action Coalition.

“I volunteered be a part of the Iowa Action Coalition because I believe that nursing students and recent graduates should be involved with implementing the recommendations of the Future of Nursing report,” explained Lose. “This award represents the great work accomplished by the Nurse Residency Task force; a group of diverse nurses from across Iowa who came together and created a unique product that will improve the transition from student to professional for nurses across the state and nation.”

Lose, who recently received the Hector Perez Award from the Iowa Nurses Association, will be presented with the award at a luncheon ceremony during the Campaign for Action’s “Leadership and Legacy: The Future is Now” national summit in Phoenix, Arizona, Nov. 17-19. He will also receive a leadership development scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

“I am looking forward to working with and learning from the other award recipients so that we can continue to implement the recommendations of the IOM report,” added Lose.

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The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is a national initiative to guide implementation of the recommendations in The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, a landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report. The Campaign envisions a health care system where all Americans have access to high-quality care, with nurses contributing to the full extent of their capabilities. It is coordinated through the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

The Campaign includes 51 state Action Coalitions and a wide range of health care providers, consumer advocates, policy-makers, and business, academic and philanthropic leaders. To learn more, visit

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Oct 20th, 2014