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National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) Meeting Minutes, March 9-10, 2021
Summarizes the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) meeting held on March 9-10, 2021. Includes updates from the Bureau of Health Workforce, an overview of the National Practitioner Data Bank, and a discussion of behavioral health workforce development programs, among other things. Features a presentation by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice
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"All Hands On Deck": The COVID-19 Pandemic Through Nurses' Eyes
Podcast recording featuring Mary Wakefield describes the role of nurses and the challenges they have faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses shortages of personal protective equipment, workforce challenges, vaccine administration, and solutions to support nurses in the future. Highlights the experiences of nurses at rural hospitals and clinics.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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North Dakota Nursing Facility Vacancy Rates
Highlights the vacancy rates of nurses in facilities across North Dakota. Presents statewide vacancy rates and compares rates in rural and urban areas.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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Critical Access Hospital in Oregon Uses Advisory Council and Trainings to Improve Cultural Competency
Features St. Charles Madras, a Critical Access Hospital in Oregon. Highlights how it improved care for American Indian and Latino patients by creating a Patient Family Advisory Council, implementing cultural competency trainings, and installing new artwork representing its community.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Sixth Biennial Report 2021: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota
Updates the previous five editions of this report with a comprehensive examination of healthcare workforce licensure data related to number of licensed professionals, locations, specialties, and demographics in rural and urban North Dakota. Includes a new chapter on social determinants of health and features recommendations for healthcare planning.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Slide Deck
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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Licensed Practical Nurses in Iowa
Infographic depicting active licensed practical nurses (LPNs) by age, race/ethnicity, gender, specialty, income, and location by county.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce
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Registered Nurses in Iowa
Infographic depicting active licensed registered nurses (RNs) by age, race/ethnicity, gender, education, specialty, income, and location by county.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce
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Missouri Primary Care Needs Assessment (PCNA) 2020
Analyzes Missouri's unmet healthcare needs and lack of access to healthcare services, and evaluates resources and services necessary to overcome health disparities in Missouri. Mentions rural throughout. Features statistics on Health Professional Shortage Areas, various incentive programs, and 33 primary care health indicators, with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Sara Davenport, Laura Hart, Aleesha Jones, et al.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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2020 Kentucky Nursing Workforce Report
Infographic showing numbers of Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses licensed in Kentucky as of 2020. Includes statistics on percentages, with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Author(s): S. P. Thompson
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
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The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity
Series of essays exploring how nurses can work to reduce health disparities and promote equity, while keeping costs at bay, using technology, and maintaining patient- and family-focused care into 2030. Includes sections on social determinants of health and nurses' role in disaster preparedness and public health emergency response. Provides rural references throughout.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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