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Nursing Practice and Research Analyses Reports
6/16/2004 by National Council of State Boards of Nursing
-These informative reports track data describing educational preparation, employee orientation and employment transition for entry-level nurses in U.S. hospitals, work patterns and professional issues confronting nurses in their daily work. Executive summaries for reports are freely available on this website. Hard copies of complete reports can be purchased from NCSBN.
Condition of nursing and nursing education in Virginia
5/10/2004 by State Council for Higher Education in Virginia
-This report provides background information, including an overview of Virginia’s nursing education infrastructure and data from prior studies on the condition of nursing in the Commonwealth; examines RN supply and demand trends; and introduces broad recommendations for increasing the number of nurses educated in the Commonwealth. The report resulted from a legislative mandate (HB2818).
Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce
4/22/2004 by MONW
-In 1996, through the efforts of the Nursing Organization Liaison Committee (NOLC), a committee of the Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA), the MS Legislature passed the Nursing Workforce Redevelopment Act. The Act authorized the MS Board of Nursing (MBON) to establish an entity to address changes impacting the nursing workforce. Through combined funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the MS Legislature, the Office of Nursing Workforce (ONW) was established. Data available from the Office include hospital staffing and outlook for nursing.
Iowa Center for Health Workforce Planning
4/22/2004 by Iowa Bureau of Health Care Access
-The mission of the center is to assess and forecast health workforce supply and demand; address barriers to recruitment and retention; support strategies developed at the local level that prevent shortages; and engage in activities that promote and assure a viable, diverse health workforce in Iowa. The center’s initial emphasis on nursing and nursing assistive personnel has been expanded to other health workers in 2004.
Iowa Center for Workforce Planning
4/22/2004 by Iowa Bureau of Health Care Access
-The Center produces numerous reports about the health care workforce in Iowa. Funded by a HRSA grant, research conducted in the past two years has addressed nursing faculty, economic impact of health employment, and supply and demand for nurses.
Nursing Schools in the U.S. by degree level and accreditation
4/22/2004 by Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society
-This list of links to accrediting organizations is an easy way to locate nursing programs around the U.S. based on degree level and accreditation affiliation.
State Nursing Boards across the U.S.
4/21/2004 by National Council of State Boards of Nursing
-The National Council of State Boards of Nursing provides a list of contact information and direct web links for the 50 states, District of Columbia and U.S. territories. More information about the NCSBN and its work is available at www.ncsbn.org.
Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) across the U.S.
4/21/2004 by National AHEC Organization
-The National AHEC Organization (NAO) provides a list of all Area Health Education Centers and Health Education Training Centers (HETC) in the U.S. This list is searchable by state and by program. More information about NAO is available at www.nationalahec.org.
Using Partnerships in Developing a Diverse RN Workforce on the South Plains of Texas
3/8/2003 by Amos, E., Green, A., & McMurry, M.
-In an attempt to address the nursing shortage on the South Plains of West Texas, a unique partnership was formed between the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and the South Plains WorkSource. The goal was to increase rural and minority community awareness of nursing as a profession and to enhance university efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate disadvantaged and rural students (DARS). The project used a simple model (Bessent, 1997) emphasizing strategic community awareness and partnerships to enhance these overall processes. This article describes major project strategies and evaluates their effectiveness in enhancing recruitment and retention of disadvantaged and rural students. First published in Texas Journal of Rural Health Vo. 21, No. 3, December 2003, 27-38. For archives and access to full text, visit http://www.tjrh.homestead.com/files/Website/front.htm
Addressing the Texas Nursing Shortage: A Legislative Approach to Bolstering the Nursing Education Pipeline
3/8/2004 by Green, A., Wieck, L., Willmann, J., Fowler, C., Douglas, W., & Jordan, C.
-Texas was the first state to address the nursing shortage from a legislative perspective. In 2001 and 2003, legislation was passed that addressed the nursing shortage from the pipeline perspective by boosting funding to Texas schools of nursing. These legislative initiatives were the result of strategic initiatives of collaborating stakeholders, including the Texas Nurses Association, the Texas Hospital Association, and the Greater Houston Partnership. Overall, funding was increased to Texas schools of nursing over a four year period. Methodologies to accomplish the goal of increasing enrollments in nursing education programs included: dramatic growth in funding, funding innovation, financial incentives for post graduate nursing students to enter teaching, and enhancement of existing financial aid programs. These efforts resulted in an increased enrollments and graduations from Texas schools of nursing. This article was published in Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice Vol. 5 No. 1, February 2004, 41-48.
Ohio Hospital Association Workforce Forum
3/5/2004 by
-The Ohio Hospital Association Workforce Forum includes a variety of important resources including a section on best practices for workforce recruitment and retention, a "tool kit" for recruiting future health care workers, and pertinent data about Ohio's health care workforce.
Nursing Educational Programs
8/7/2003 by National Nursing Workforce Clearinghouse
-Nursing is one of the largest programs of study in American higher education. This printable fact sheet presents some basic data about nursing education. (opens a PDF document)
Taking the Long View: Grassroots Nursing Workforce Initiatives
2/17/2004 by Florida Center for Nursing
-Orlando, FL - This is the second meeting of colleagues continuing the workforce initiatives championed by a cooperative of states and regions, funded through the Colleagues in Caring Project, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Driven by a belief that approaches to the nursing shortage require partnerships and sharing of collective intelligences, this conference will present regional initatives focused around state nursing workforce centers, strategic workforce planning, nursing education, nursing care delivery redesign, and retention.
The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in Health Professions
9/3/2003 by Smedley B., Stith A., Colburn L. & Evans C.
-A collection of ideas from a 2001 symposium to examine social and institutional barriers to diversifying health professions. The chapters describe what is known about achievement gaps for minority students that prevent their entering health professions. Also outlined, are factors preventing working health professionals from minority backgrounds from pursuing further training and advancement.
In the Nation's Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health Care Workforce
2/9/2004 by Institute of Medicine
-The report examines institutional and policy-level strategies - defined as specific policies and programs of health professions schools, their associations and accreditation bodies, health care systems/organizations, and state and federal governments - to increase diversity among health professionals. Addressed in the report are an assessment and description of the potential benefits of greater diversity among health professionals and an assessment of strategies that may increase diversity in five areas including: admissions policies and practices of health professions education institutions; public (e.g., state and federal) sources of financial support for health professions training; standards of health professions accreditation organizations pertaining to diversity; the "institutional climate" for diversity at health professions education institutions; and the relationship between Community Benefit principles and diversity.
Shortage of resources hinders increase in nursing student admittance
12/30/2003 by Robert Rosseter, AACN
-Despite increases in enrollment nationally, AACN reported that the number of students who could have been admitted to US nursing programs was decreased due to a lack of resources, including shortage of faculty.
Long Beach CA partnership for nursing education
1/28/2004 by Long Beach Press Telegram
-California State University-Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center/Miller Children's Hospital entered a five-year, $15 million partnership to allow the college's nursing students to be taught at the hospital. The partnership will allow CSULB to double its number of nursing students and produce an additional 300 nursing graduates in the next five years. Description of the program also available at: http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/urad/papubs/index.html
Nursing leaders analyze themes of major reports about workforce crisis
8/1/2003 by
-From AJN - Prominent nursing leaders examined themes emerging from the vast body of professional literature about the nursing workforce crisis. Several prominent nursing leaders examined numerous major reports relating to the workforce crisis in nursing*. Of these, fifteen reports met a set of...
Understanding California's Nursing Crisis
3/1/2001 by California HealthCare Foundation
-Understanding California's Nursing Crisis synthesizes findings from three studies about the nursing crisis and discusses necessary changes in nursing practice, education, recruitment, and retention. Issues such as diversity, age distribution, and staffing ratios are highlighted.
Diversifying the Nursing Workforce: A California Imperative
8/4/2003 by Dower C, McRee T, Briggance B, & O'Neil E.
-Though an extensive literature review, numerous original interviews with health care professional and educators, and the utilization of nursing data collected by the CWI, this report presents the barriers that continue to impede diversity within California's nursing profession, and provides recommendations for immediate steps and long term solutions to this problem.
All Nursing Schools.com
8/6/2003 by www.allnursingschools.com
-This site provides a comprehensive listing of nursing education programs in the U.S. and its territories, and Canada, as well as online and armed forces programs. Users can perform a customized search, and may view contact information and accreditation for each program. The site also lists CEU providers and provides general information about nursing education and career entry.
State Labor Market Information Centers - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
8/1/2003 by
-Access to LMI Centers for all states - The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics designates a lead organization in each state and territory to collect and report labor market (workforce) information for states and counties. This information is useful for educational and workforce planning.