Wisconsin 2012 RN Survey Yields Important Workforce Data

by Judith Hansen | March 22, 2013

Tags: data, wisconsin

Pat Farmer

Judith, what great information! So many states are beginning this data collection, and Wisconsin has done a wonderful job. I was fascinated to see that nurses in ambulatory care are now nearly 1/3 as many as are in hospital settings. I also thought it was excellent that the survey included a question about plans to leave direct patient care roles. Very interesting. Does your nursing diversity mirror your population diversity? Can you share anything about the process which led to the state mandate for data collection? This has been a hot topic in other areas.
Posted on: March 27, 2013, 10:37 am

Judith Hansen

Thanks for your interest Pat! Although our state is not as diverse as some others, we still have a long way to go to mirror the population diversity. Diversity means very different things in different regions of our state and therein lies the challenge. It is an area we are working on in our SiP grant. The road to the state mandate was long and arduous, but well worth the effort! I am attaching an article on the history of WCN that includes the history of our workforce center and the road to the legislation. Thank you!
Posted on: April 25, 2013, 1:33 pm


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