Accrediting bodies, schools of nursing, health care organizations, and continuing competency educators from multiple health professions should collaborate to ensure that nurses and nursing students and faculty continue their education and engage in lifelong learning to gain the competencies needed to provide care for diverse populations across the lifespan.
The National Health Care Workforce Commission, with oversight from the Government Accountability Office and the Health Resources and Services Administration, should lead a collaborative effort to improve research and the collection and analysis of data on health care workforce requirements. The Workforce Commission and the Health Resources and Services Administration should collaborate with state licensing boards, state nursing workforce centers, and the Department of Labor in this effort to ensure that the data are timely and publicly accessible.
Efforts to create state-level nursing workforce data systems are frequently hindered by organizational, analytical and funding challenges. This series of three briefs identifies strategies nursing stakeholders can engage in to convince stakeholders of the need and justification for a system; identifies strategies to address common logistical obstacles; and suggests mechanisms to enhance the collection of robust data to inform nursing workforce
The purpose of this research brief is to develop and test the effectiveness of a web-based fall prevention tool kit (FPTK) in four acute care hospitals.
This research brief examines the relationship between the use of supplemental nurses and outcomes of hospitalized adults.
This research brief identifies and assesses the impact of nurse staffing levels on the quality of patient care.
The purpose of this research brief is to determine the relationships between unit-level nurse staffing, quality of discharge teaching, readiness for hospital discharge, and rates of emergency department (ED) visits and re-hospitalizations in the first 30 days after hospital discharge; and to estimate the cost-benefit of investing in nurse staffing to improve patient outcomes.
The purpse of this research brief is to increase our understanding of how nurses’ health problems reduce productivity, especially problems such as musculoskeletal pain and/or depression; and explore the impact of this reduced “nurse presenteeism” on the quality of nursing care, patient safety, and health care costs.
This research brief assesses how well patients understand and value the 15 nursing sensitive quality measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NFQ), and develops and assesses the components of care coordination in hospitals that patients believe are likely to be significantly affected by nursing quality.