The Nebraska Action Coalition (NAC), formed in March 2011, is one of 49 nursing action coalitions across the country under the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP. The CCNA was born out of the need to identify a healthcare group that could help transform healthcare. The nursing profession was identified as that group, not only because it is the largest group (3.1 million members) but rated as the most trusted profession for over a decade according to Gallupô.
Presenters were Omaha nurses Victoria Vinton RN, MSN - Director of the NAC and Aubray Orduna RN, EdD - Dean of Nursing at Clarkson College. McCook's nurse leaders earned educational credit for "Nursing: Called to Transform Healthcare" which addressed national/state implications for addressing the report's historic initiative to improve healthcare access, quality and cost-effectiveness. Attendees of the retreat were: Molly Garcia, Monica Wacker, Jennifer Walgren, Pat Messinger, Misti Soderlund, Tamara Kolbet, Darcie Johnson, Joleen Bradley, Julie Wilhelmson, Sharon Conroy, Brandi Hinson, Joan Coleman, Jill Truksa and Marta Hudson.