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  1. Bolton, Linda Burnes DrPH, RN, FAAN
  2. Swanson, Jane PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  3. Zamora, Elizabeth MBA


The Institute of Medicine report on the Future of Nursing identified the need to increase the preparation of nurses, create pathways for nurses to lead as partners to improve health by promoting interprofessional education and practice, and to remove barriers to full practice of nurses across the continuum. This case study shares the experience of large systems and their creativity using philanthropy in their quest to ensure the availability of a qualified nursing workforce.