CCNW support the CT Nurses’ Association 2023 Legislative Agenda. Kim Sandor and her team have done a great job to identify the key issues to promote during this year’s legislative session! It is amazing that all of the CCNW initiatives fall into the “priority” list for the state! To view the more information, please follow this link:
Although CCNW received notification in May 2023 that our proposal was NOT funded…. for the first time… CCNW submitted a proposal as the sole lead applicant!!! This was a Federal DOL Grant to Support Nurse Expansion by Preparing Nurses to become Instructors and Educators through providing free tuition for our online faculty-led courses and funding for academic-practice Joint Appointments. During the 60-month grant period, CCNW requested $2.8 million for:
Addressed the Aging of CT’s Nursing Workforce through Data Gathering and Analysis- Gained insights into understanding the CT Nursing Workforce by utilizing the national Minimum Data Sets for EDUCATION and SUPPLY. The Minimum Data Sets (MDSs) are created by the National FORUM of State Nursing Workforce Centers.
Once again, CCNW was a lead sponsor of the National FORUM of State Nursing Workforce Center’s Annual Conference that took place in Washington, DC on June 12-14, 2023. For the third year, Marcia Proto was an integral member of the Conference Planning Committee securing sponsors for the national event, as well as confirming Rebecca Love to be the keynote speaker of the Conference. In addition, CCNW continued its five-year tradition of being podium presenters.
On April 5, 2023 CCNW hosted our Statewide Nursing & Healthcare Workforce Summit on ground at the Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT!
Marcia Proto, Executive Director of the CCNW, attended a 2-day Retreat for Executive Directors of Nursing Workforce Centers across the country hosted by the National FORUM of State Nursing Workforce Centers on January 9-11, 2023.
CCNW received $300,000 in funding from the Eva Sterns Faulkner Foundation to create an online faculty led Full-Time Nurse Faculty Preparation Course to support the development of well-prepared nursing faculty. The Course offers 6 weeks of faculty-led coursework and (6) hours of Coaching support during the semester.
The State of Hawaii, through the efforts of the Hawaii Nursing Workforce Center, utilized CCNW’s Part-Time Clinical Nurse Faculty Preparation Course and covered tuition for (39) practicing nurses to participate in our online faculty-led course. The nurses began the course on January 9, 2023.
CCNW is committed to providing “value added” education opportunities to Connecticut nurses and held (4) successful Professional Development “Lunch & Learn Webinar Series” in 2023.
CCNW’s Statewide Nursing Student Clinical Placement System gets a HUGE boost as Hartford Healthcare Corporation (HHC) standardizes the Clinical Placement Process at (10) of its healthcare facilities for the Spring 2023 Semester!
In 2023, CCNW received news from the State of Connecticut and the Regional Workforce Development Boards! The Connecticut Attorney General signed off on (2) statewide Contracts in which CCNW will use its expertise to support statewide nursing workforce pipeline development efforts: