May 2013 - The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education Report
Understanding the supply and distribution of nurses is key to ensuring access to care and an effective health care system. The report is intended to be used by national and state workforce planners, as well as educators, researchers, and policy makers. We have included a copy of this report on our Nursing Workforce Supply and Demand page. (Click Here)
May 2013 - Nursing the Most Trusted Profession in America
May 2, 2013 -- Article give an overview of the nursing profession, a caring career that holds numerous opportunities for service. Last year, Americans voted nurses the most trusted professionals in America for the 13th time in 14 years in an annual Gallup poll. Source: Boston Globe
April 2013 - HRSA Faculty Loan Repayment Program
The 2013 Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) application cycle is scheduled to open soon. If you know of a health professions faculty member that may be eligible, refer them to the link below to signup for future Faculty Loan Repayment Program notifications.
Click Here for More Information Directly from HRSA
March 2013 - Strategies to retain older health care professionals
This Rutgers Center for State Health Policy issue brief identifies promising retention practices for employers and policymakers. This publication offers strategies to retain older health care professionals based on a one-day symposium held January 2012, "The Aging Workforce: Challenges for the Health Care Industry Workforce." Identifies promising practices for employers and policymakers.
Click Here for the PDF that is Available Through Rutgers Universty
January 2013 - The 2013 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open
The 2013 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application cycle is now open.The NURSE Corps LRP is adapting to the increasing demand for NPs by reserving up to half of the award funding for NPs; the remaining funding will continue to support RNs and nurse faculty.The deadline to apply to NURSE Corps LRP is February 28, 2013, at 7:30 pm ET.
Click Here to Download a PDF with the Complete Announcement
July 2012 - (Excerpt) The Boomers Have Arrived: Preparing to Meet the Needs of Our Aging Population
"... The aging of the U.S. population is destined to dramatically impact every conceivable facet of American life. How could some 78 million baby boomers now turning 65 years of age at the rate of 10,000 a day not change our lives and not alter the delivery of health care in significant ways? We need to remember that Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, are healthier, more mobile, more educated, more skilled, and more outspoken than any previous generation of Americans. Their expectations will be higher and they will let their views (both positive and negative) be known loudly and clearly. The implications for the health workforce are clear. I anticipate Boomers will make heavier use of health care resources and demand that those services be of the highest quality. Boomers will want more health care choices available to them including the availability, in particular, of nontraditional health care including a heavy dose of health promotion and illness prevention services. They will not allow themselves to be treated as passive, vulnerable victims but will rather insist they be viewed as the educated consumers they are with a critical eye continuously assessing the manner in which health care is provided. They will expect a greater voice in the development of their personal health care plan. And, they will be more honest, direct, and open in their style of communication with the health professionals that serve them. Get ready, the Boomers have arrived and will surely drive dramatic changes in the design and delivery of health care in the years ahead. ..."
The complete article can be found here on the HWIC Website.
June 2012 - "Health Care Drives US Job Growth in May
The healthcare sector created 32,800 jobs in May—accounting for 47.5% of the 69,000 new jobs in the larger economy for the month, new federal data shows. (Source: HealthLeaders Media)