Collecting Workforce Data

Accurate, ongoing data collection in all areas is needed to develop the workforce the country needs.

 

Goal and Impact

There are major gaps in data on the health care workforce and the nursing workforce especially. More collaboration is needed among nursing organizations and others to be able to identify and answer the country’s health needs.

Visit this collection of materials specific to the ongoing effort to find solutions.

When the public and private sectors work together to synthesize the many sources of health workforce data, the country can set goals and priorities in education, training, and practice, and planning and policy will better match the nation’s needs.

Progress

Almost half of the Campaign’s Action Coalitions have made workforce data their main focus. Consistent with that, the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers reports that more than 70 percent of State Nursing Workforce Centers are partners with Action Coalitions in their states—a step toward creating a comprehensive collection of workforce data that integrates the diverse sources of statistics.

This graph is a part of the Campaign for Action Dashboard, a series of charts and graphs that show goals by which the Campaign evaluates its efforts to implement recommendations in the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing, Leading Change, Advancing Health.

  • Number of state boards of nursing that participate in the NCSBN Nursys data system

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Related Resources:

  1. Innovations Fund 2019 Application and RFP

    Mar 03, 2019

    The application period has now ended. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of the AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), will provide up to $25,000 each to select Action Coalitions for new or ongoing work that addresses more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Collecting Workforce Data, Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration, Improving Access to Care, Increasing Diversity in Nursing, Promoting Nursing Leadership, Transforming Nursing Education, Tools & Tips: Funding opportunities,

  2. Dashboard Secondary Indicators

    Feb 02, 2019

    Below are links to secondary indicator graphics that provide further support for each goal represented within the Dashboard. These are updated twice per year and were last updated in February 2019. Indicator 1: Education—Increase the proportion of nurses with a more

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