Report published in 2020 by the World Health Organization entitled, Digital Education for Building Health Workforce Capacity
The WHO report cites critical research and references as to why and how Simulation as well as other Virtual learning technologies can transform learning and better prepare our students to meet national competencies and successfully transition to practice thereby limiting the human capital and financial resources that our healthcare settings spend to onboard the new nurse.
Access the WHO Report at: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/dfigital-education-for-building-health-workforce-capacity-978-92-4-000047-6
This Report was prepared by the National Advisory Council on Nursing Education and Practice.
In their 17th Report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the US Congress this past December, is meant to inform the Secretary and Congress on Policy matters arising in the administration of Title VIII Funding pertaining to nursing workforce, nursing education and nursing practice.
Nursing Education is in crisis, and it will take ALL of us to stem the tide and expand our educational pipeline capacity!
Report can be found at: https://oadn.org/news/nacnep-report-preparing-nurse-faculty-and-addressing-the-shortage-of-nurse-faculty-and-clinical-preceptors/
In early June of 2021, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action took a first step towards realizing the vision outlined in the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) new report, The Future of Nursing 2020 – 2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity. A virtual Summit with 200 key opinion leaders, experts, and change makers across the fields of health care, nursing, business, academia, and social justice participated in the 2-day hands on event. Twenty-eight (28) teams were created to address each of the report’s 54 sub-recommendations (under its nine major recommendations), answered questions including, What multi-sector partnerships are needed to implement this recommendation? and What milestones or benchmarks will tell us we’ve succeeded?
The result was 54 Draft Action Plans, each with specific tasks, timelines, and goals, that can guide how nursing will help transform health, health care and health equity for all. Access the action plans and next steps @ https://campaignforaction.org/resources/future-of-nursing-2030-action-hub/
Resources are available for your organizations to utilize via your State Action Coalitions that undertook many initiatives related to the 2020 Future of Nursing Report published by the National Academy of Medicine. Even if your Action Coalition is not active, the national website for the Campaign still has a treasure trove of materials and toolkits refenced for your use- All free of charge.
In Connecticut, as one of the statewide initiatives via our Coalition, a 4- module online self-paced Population Health Course was created and launched. Although the activities and monies to support the Coalition have waned, The Board of the CT League for Nursing made a commitment to keep the course up and running with a major content revision and update competed in this past July. This Course can be accessed at: www.CLNOnlineEducation.com
National Campaign resources can be found at: https://campaignforaction.org/resources/#p=1
The 2020 Report entitled, Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare authored by: AONL, Johnson and Johnson and ANA
In the executive summary of this report, six out of eight priorities for nurse-led transformation directly correlate to the issues that you've identified in your thinktank white paper. These include:
Report can be found at: https://nursing.jnj.com/accelerating-nursing-transforming-healthcare
This report provides baseline workforce data and is created in collaboration between the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers. The most recent April 2021 Survey Report can be found at WWW.journalofnursingregulation.com
The Report highlights the demographics of RNS an LPNs across the nation.
As you know, data without context, benchmarking and discussion & debrief with “intimate” stakeholders may not paint an accurate picture.
Although this report is a very robust reflection of employment of nurses across the country, the items included in the minimum data set for supply were created for the purposes of licensing and regulation and not truly designed to capture the nuances of an ever-changing nursing workforce.
Many forecasting models used to project demand and future supply are based on employment patterns in the past. You know better than I… that this no longer holds true, Nurses do not get hired by one institution right out of school and spend their entire careers with that employer. They move constantly and cause what is now termed as “The Churn” . Researchers are still trying to get a hold of this phenomena and incorporate it into new forecasting models to better align our supply projections.
Register to attend - engage.axxess.com/HH-Staffing-Trends-2021.html
By Cheryl Green, PhD, DNP, RN, LCSW, CNL, CNE, ACUE, MAC, FAPA
Disparities in healthcare arise when there is an imbalance between opportunities to achieve optimal healthcare with access, education, and financial means. However, the difficult subject of health disparities in healthcare and its historical origins demonstrate that culture and race may contribute to health crises of minority groups within the United States. Educating vulnerable populations on making lifestyle modifications and reducing stress without educating healthcare professionals about increasing their awareness of hidden biases, prejudgment, and discrimination, will allow health disparities to remain.
Examining and Solving Health Disparities in the United States: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical reference book that provides discussion on the topic of inequities in healthcare that impact health disparities and serves to increase awareness on these issues. The author particularly explores health disparities from a unifying perspective that supports the understanding of why health disparities occur and how an increase in the awareness, education, and confrontation of discriminatory acts can help make changes at the organizational and societal levels. Covering topics that include cultural clashes, equity, healthcare delivery, and healthcare accessibility, this book is essential for government officials, policymakers, medical administrators, medical professionals, medical boards and directors, researchers, academicians, and students involved in gender studies, cultural studies, social justice, socioeconomics, ethics and law, government, medicine, public health, psychology, sociology, and more.
The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:
It is time for LIGHTS, CAMERA & ACTION and shine a spotlight on CT Nurses!
As you know, the Connecticut League for Nursing (CLN) and the Connecticut Center for Nursing Workforce (CCNW) were the catalysts to engage the country music duo, Brown & Gray, to write and perform a song dedicated to celebrate Connecticut nurses and those nurses around the globe.
The acoustic version of the song entitled, You Didn’t have To, was premiered by Brown & Gray at CLN’s 40th Annual RN Student Day that took place virtually in November 2020. To amplify the song on a national scale, CLN and CCNW collaborated with a national organization called NursesEverywhere; and in December 2020, a music video was created to spread the word!
Now, NursesEverywhere and country music stars, Brown & Gray, invite you to participate in the official #ThankANurseContest, to recognize all the countless contributions nurses have made to their patients, colleagues, families and to the profession of nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NursesEverywhere is kicking off a 6-week campaign to engage supporters of nursing on both the national and global scale to create a video that showcases your thanks and appreciation to recognize the contributions of today’s nurse. Prizes will be awarded for the top video entries.
It’s EASY as 1-2-3!
When finished, upload your recorded videos -whether it’s a TikTok-like challenge, a dance, a heartwarming message of gratitude or the images of the nurses that have made an impact in your life, we will leave it up to you - no later than May 15, 2021 directly to the Challenge Site:
The official submission period will begin on April 1, 2021 and winners will be announced at the end of National Nurses Month at the end of May 2021. Brown & Gray have graciously authorized the use of the single for the contest, so no worries about copywrite infringement for this contest!
This pilot study investigated increasing nurse resiliency utilizing a toolkit of stress-reducing interventions on medical-surgical units at 4 hospitals.
Mintz-Binder, Ronda DNP, RN, CNE; Andersen, Susan PhD, APRN, FNP-BC; Sweatt, Laura MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Song, Huaxin PhD Exploring Strategies to Build Resiliency in Nurses During Work Hours, JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: April 2021 - Volume 51 - Issue 4 - p 185-191