Dec 10, 2014
Mass. Health Care Employers Surveyed on Activities to Promote Advanced Education, Diversity in Nursing Workforce
According to a survey of Massachusetts health care employers, 90 percent of acute care hospitals have a formal goal to increase the proportion of nurses with bachelor’s degrees (BSN) in their workforce, but fewer than half require new hires or current nursing staff to achieve that level.
The 2013 survey of Massachusetts health care employers — acute care and community hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and visiting nurse associations – provides an overview of the various activities employers are undertaking to promote advanced education and diversity in their RN workforce.