A Nursing Workforce Summit was held On September 15, 2017 at the Hendrickson Conference Center at the Technology Park in South Charleston, WV. The Summit brought together key nursing leaders to address current and anticipated challenges in meeting the need for bedside nurses and nursing faculty in West Virginia.
Sessions included a review of the national and statewide data by Dr. Cynthia Persily who chairs the West Virginia Center for Nursing Shared Data Council. The keynote address, “Understanding Nursing Data for Strategic Problem Solving” was presented by Joanne Spetz, PhD, Director of the University of California San Francisco Health Workforce Research Center. There were also presentations on Innovations in retention and recruitment of nursing staff, expanding the pipeline into nursing, facilitating pathways in nursing education and recruiting and retaining qualified faculty.
Action Teams were formed to promote action strategies for identified challenges in meeting an ongoing nursing shortage in West Virginia. Please click below for a detailed summary: