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  1. Increasing Diversity in the Nursing Workforce is a Challenge. Could Licensed Practical Nurses be Part of the Solution?

    Jan 06, 2017

    There are more than 21,000 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in Massachusetts alone. Beginning as an LPN affords those with low income, single parents, career changers, and new immigrants a relatively quick admission to the workforce. This brings a more diverse population into nursing that otherwise may not have the opportunity to enter the profession. There more

    Issues: Increasing Diversity Transforming Nursing Education Location: Massachusetts

  2. Examples of Innovations to Build Healthy Communities

    Oct 15, 2016

    At the 3rd Annual Health Care Workforce Summit in September, representatives of a range of organizations across Massachusetts shared their innovative, expansive, and collaborative approaches to improve the health of their communities. Common themes were the importance of partnerships beyond healthcare, community engagement, addressing the social more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Location: Massachusetts

  3. Building Healthy Communities Is Focus of Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Summit

    Oct 14, 2016

    “Building healthy communities as a team sport” was the overarching message of the 3rd Annual Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Summit. Nurses from all practice settings are partnering with “teammates” in mental and behavior health, social services, and business to improve health and healthcare across the Commonwealth. more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Location: Massachusetts

  4. Advance Your Nursing Education: Open House

    Oct 07, 2016

    Calling all nurses — students and working — to the RN Educational Advancement Open House on October 27 in Holyoke, MA. Hosted by the Western MA Nursing Collaborative, the event is for student nurses nearing graduation and practicing RNs interested in advancing their education. Thursday, October 27 4:00 – 7:00pm (stop by any time) Supervised more

    Issues: Transforming Nursing Education Location: Massachusetts

  5. Preparing the Nursing Workforce to Transform Healthcare

    Oct 25, 2015

    National & State Perspectives, Initiatives are Focus of MA Workforce Summit More than 150 nurses and leaders from across the healthcare spectrum attended the 2nd Annual Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Summit and shared updates on national and statewide progress in developing a more highly educated and diverse nursing workforce, including data more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Collecting Workforce Data Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration Improving Access to Care Increasing Diversity Promoting Nursing Leadership Transforming Nursing Education Location: Massachusetts

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    Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies for LPNs

    Sep 24, 2015

    Five years after the publication of the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies© – Registered Nurse (NOFNCC-RN) and their implementation into academic and practice settings across the state, Massachusetts nurse leaders have developed a similar set of competencies specific more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Transforming Nursing Education Location: Massachusetts

  7. Easier Transfers Will Help Mass. Nurses Advance Educations

    May 15, 2015

    Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, nurses and nursing students seeking to advance their educations at Massachusetts public colleges and universities will benefit from a more streamlined and less expensive process for transferring credits. The recently finalized Nursing Education Transfer Policy (NETP) creates a seamless, cost-effective, more

    Issues: Transforming Nursing Education Location: Massachusetts

  8. Report: Nursing Faculty Workforce Challenges in Massachusetts

    Dec 15, 2014

    Massachusetts higher education and health care leaders have been working on initiatives to advance and expand the nursing workforce, with the goal of raising the percentage of Registered Nurses with a BSN or higher from 55% to 66% by 2020. Achieving this goal is contingent upon many factors, such as classroom and laboratory facilities, clinical more

    Issues: Transforming Nursing Education Location: Massachusetts