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Welcome to the Tennessee Action Coalition


*​Please Excuse the Mess!*

Our website is currently under construction.  


Our mission is to ensure that all Tennesseans have access to high-quality, patient-centered healthcare, with nurses contributing to the full extent of their capabilities.

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Tennessee Action Coalition is part of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a nationwide movement to improve health and health care through nursing. 
An initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Campaign includes Action Coalitions in 50 states and the District of Columbia working to implement the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing recommendations.


Action is our middle name. We are actively working toward improving health for Tennesseans and health care delivery in the state.​

​Tennessee has more heart disease, higher rates of diabetes, and obesity than almost any other state. Like many other states, we also have increasing numbers of older and sicker patients.

In order to meet patient and family needs - and improve the overall health of all Tennesse​​​ans - we believe nurses need to play a greater role in health care system in our state.


Nurses are essential for a successful transformation of health care.​

  • Nurses are at the center of many of the innovations we rely on to increase access, improve quality, and cont​ain costs.
  • Nurses with strong clinical and leadership skills can help promote wellness, develop new models of care, manage coordination of care, and help hospitals to reduce medical errors and re-hospitalizations.


The TAC is working to positively influence access, affordability, and outcomes by:

  • Ensuring we have enough nurses in hospitals, clinics and in the community - to deliver services that improve the health of Tennesseans.
  • Educating nurses to take on new leadership roles - to address inefficiencies that can lower costs and improve quality.
  • Removing barriers that limit nurses from practicing to the full extent of their education and training - to expand access to affordable care


We can't do this alone, so we hope you will join us in changing the landscape of healthcare in Tennessee! Together, we can make a difference in the quality of lives of Tennesseans now and in the future.

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​Legislative Boot Camp

Coming this Fall to Nashville, TN

SIP Grant Awarded to TAC

Official Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  

Coalition for a Healthy Tennessee

The TAC has recently joined the Coalition for a Healthy Tennessee​


What's Your Story?

Click HERE​ to learn more May 6, 2015 at Wynnsong 16 Knoxville, TN More info HERE.


Full Practice Authority

The TAC has recently released
talking points on Full Practice Authority. View the PDF HERE​.


Full Practice Authority Survey Results

 The full report is now available HERE​.​


TAC Directory of Expertise

Nurses with a wide variety of expertise reside in Tennessee. The TAC would like to identify our nurse experts and maintain a directory of these nurses for use by the public, educators, legislators, professionals, and students. Please provide us your contact information using the form below to be included in the directory.


Tennessee Action Coalition Directory of Expertise​​