Nursing Workforce Resources with a national focus
American Nursing Association; Nursing World, Nursing Workforce Projections through 2022;
There will be far more registered nurse jobs available through 2022 than any other profession, at more than 100,000 per year. With more than 500,000 seasoned RNs anticipated to retire by 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need to produce 1.1 million new RNs for expansion and replacement of retirees, and avoid a nursing shortage.
The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers;
This has reports from other state nursing workforce centers, as well as the Forum’s suggested Minimum Data Set questions for supply, demand and education.
Nursing in a Transformed Health Care System: New Roles, New Rules;
Erin Fraher, Joanne Spetz, and Mary Naylor. Although the supply of nurses is likely to meet overall demand, the nature of a nurse’s job is changing dramatically. In redesigned health care systems, nurses are assuming expanded roles for a broad range of patients in ambulatory settings and community based care. These roles involve new responsibilities for population health, care coordination and interprofessional collaboration. Nursing education needs to impart new skills and regulatory frameworks need to be updated to optimize the contributions of nurses in transformed care delivery models?
The Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce in Long-Term Care;
Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses (LPNs and LVNs) are the second-largest health care occupation that requires postsecondary education, with about 611,710 people employed in the US. LPNs play a vital role in the delivery of long-term care services. The largest share of LPNs is employed in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, with more than one-third of LPNs working in that setting. Many LPNs also provide long-term care services in home health care, continuing care retirement communities, and assisted living facilities. This study will examine changes in LPN supply, educational attainment, demographics, geographic distribution, and employment settings over the past decade. Characteristics of LPNs employed in long-term care settings will be compared with characteristics of LPNs working in other health care settings.
University of North Carolina, the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research;
A new set of three briefs, developed by a team of researchers funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI), Why States Need to Build Better Nursing Workforce Data Systems, How States Can Develop Better Nursing Workforce Data Systems and What Data States Can Collect to Build Better Nursing Workforce Data Systems
ManPower Group Annual Survey Reveals US Talent Shortage;
ManpowerGroup’s Talent Shortage Survey identified the top 10 most difficult jobs to fill in the United States. See how the top 10 jobs have changed over the last 10 years. Nursing missed the list in 2012 and 2013, but has climbed to number seven in 2015.
National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA)
Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center; Established to support the efforts of the), the Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center (HWTAC) provides technical assistance to states and organizations that engage in health workforce planning. HWTAC conducts a number of initiatives each year designed to provide expert assistance with health workforce data collection, analysis, and dissemination.