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Resources by Topic: Nurses

Wisconsin Health Care Workforce 2017 Report
Reports data, analysis, and recommendations on the current trends and future projections of the Wisconsin healthcare workforce. Discusses future models of care to address rural areas hit by workforce shortages, specifically a new rural residency program in obstetrics and gynecology to train and provide care to women in rural Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Hospital Association
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Veterans Health Administration: Actions Needed to Better Recruit and Retain Clinical and Administrative Staff
Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Health and the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs detailing the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) challenges in attracting, hiring, and retaining top healthcare talent, including in rural locations. Also discusses the VHA's capacity to perform key human resources functions and makes recommendations for future improvements.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Nurse-Designed Care Models and Culture of Health: Review of Three Case Studies
Presents findings from three studies, examining how each aligns with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's vision of a culture of health, describing barriers and facilitators faced by the models, and noting what communities can learn in order to more clearly define roles and health sector contributions to a culture of health. Includes an examination of the INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament intervention as observed in a rural Appalachian county.
Author(s): Grant R. Martsolf, Diana J. Mason, Jennifer Sloan, Cheryl G. Sullivan, Antonia M. Villarruel
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Minnesota’s Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce, 2013-2014
Summary of the 2013-2014 LPN Workforce Survey for the state of Minnesota. Includes data and statistics for demographics, employment rates and future plans, and geographic distribution in rural versus urban areas.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota’s Registered Nurse Workforce 2013-2014
A summary of the 2013-2014 Registered Nurse (RN) Workforce Survey for the state of Minnesota. Includes data and statistics for demographics, current employment status and future plans, work setting, and geographical distribution by region. Also includes urban-rural distribution information.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Preparing Nurses for New Roles in Population Health Management
Report based on two meetings of the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice in 2016. Emphasizes recent changes in policy, legislation, and research to promote nursing's role in leading and practicing population health initiatives and addresses potential changes in nursing education to shift away from illness-focused acute care skills. Includes a section on population health in rural and underserved areas.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice
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Pathways to BSN: A Look at Virginia’s Registered Nurse Workforce
Provides information about the registered nurse workforce in Virginia including how registered nurses advance in the profession, their educational debt and their income. Provides rural, suburban, and urban data.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia Certified Nurse Aide Workforce: 2015
Provides an overview of the certified nurse aide workforce in Virginia for year 2015. Offers insight into the number of certified nurse aides in rural Virginia as well as how many originate in rural areas of Virginia.
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce: 2015
Provides an overview of the licensed practical nurse workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2015 Registered Nurse Workforce Survey. Offers insight into the number of licensed practical nurse in rural Virginia as well as how many originate from rural areas of Virginia.
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia’s Registered Nurse Workforce: 2015
Provides an overview of the registered nurse workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2015 Registered Nurse Workforce Survey. Offers insight into the number of registered nurses in rural Virginia as well as how many originate from rural areas of Virginia.
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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