In response to the current and on-going nursing faculty shortage, the Hawaiʻi State Center for Nursing (HSCN), with the financial support of the State of Hawaiʻi, provided free, online training to clinical nursing faculty across the state.
The online training course was delivered in January 2023. Funding from the State of Hawaiʻi provided training to 100% of the requests from Hawaiʻi nursing schools. Training current clinical nursing faculty with the knowledge and skills to effectively educate and evaluate current nursing students in the clinical environment strengthens the existing workforce and improves student outcomes and academic success.
Clinical nursing faculty are licensed nurses who teach nursing students in a clinical environment. Nursing students learn in two different settings:
The next Hawaiʻi cohort for the clinical faculty training course will be offered in the upcoming fiscal year. Nursing instructors who are interested in participating should contact their employer.
About the Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing
The Hawai‘i State Center of Nursing (HSCN) was established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 2003. HSCN is the champion for nursing excellence and is a trusted collaborative partner dedicated to developing a healthcare workforce committed to the promise of quality care for all the people of Hawai‘i. Through academic and employer partnerships, the HSCN provides accurate nursing workforce data for planning; disseminates nursing knowledge to support excellence in practice and leadership development; promotes a diverse workforce; and advocates for sound health policy to serve the changing healthcare needs of the people of Hawai‘i. Visit us at hawaiicenterfornursing.org.
Thought Leaders 2023. It Takes a Village: Interprofessional Collaboration to Promote Health and Wellness
Join SNHU on April 11 and 12 for SNHU's 6th annual Thought Leaders 2023 Conference.
In keeping with our mission of supporting communities through training and education, this year's event in our Thought Leaders series seeks to serve all leaders and frontline workers in the field of healthcare, education, mental health, and public health who seek to improve their community’s health through interprofessional collaboration. Our aim is to offer information and strategies to promote health equity.
Day One - April 11, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gail Christopher
Day Two - April 12, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Chanyasulkit
Earn 3.5 contact hours (ANCC) each day, a total of 7 contact hours for attending both events.
Announcing the NEW Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship Program powered by Penn Nursing and the Wharton School
The Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship Program (JJNIF) powered by Penn Nursing and the Wharton School is a ground-breaking, one-year, team-based nursing fellowship for Chief Nursing Officers (CNO), nurse executives, and senior nurse leaders.
The goal of the fellowship is to advance healthcare by powering up nurse-led innovation and leadership within health systems.
The JJNIF is designed for innovative nurse executives who have a passion for finding solutions that provide better care for patients and support a workplace environment where nurses can thrive.
This fellowship is unique in that two nurse leaders – one Chief Nursing Officer or nurse executive and one other senior nurse leader from the same health system organization – participate and work together to address a real-world challenge they are facing in their health system.
The program will immerse fellows in the innovation process by focusing on human-centered design and design thinking methodologies and will teach fellows how to apply them to their challenge areas. The innovation curriculum provided by Penn Nursing will be paired with business acumen and leadership skills development through Wharton Executive Education.
How is the Fellowship structured?
The one-year program (June 2023-May 2024) is a combination of in-person and virtual sessions, and teams are expected to attend all sessions. The program begins with a virtual half-day kick-off meeting in early June 2023, followed by an in-person 5-day Summer Innovation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, from June 26-30, 2023. Following the Summer Innovation Institute, there are three 2-day virtual synchronous sessions (one each quarter) throughout the year and a 2-day in-person closing event at Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ, on May 22-23, 2024. Click here for a list of the Key Fellowship Dates.
Ten two-person teams from different health systems across the United States will be selected as fellows through a competitive process using an online application. Each team will be composed of a CNO or nurse executive and a senior nurse leader.
The application will be submitted by the CNO/nurse executive from a hospital or health system who will serve as the primary applicant. The CNO/nurse executive will choose another senior nurse leader from their hospital or health system to complete the team. A Letter of Support from your health system stating buy-in and support from the Chief Executive Officer is required.
Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2023. Participants will be selected and notified in May of 2023. The program will begin in June 2023 and conclude in May 2024.
JJNIF Information Sessions will take place virtually on:
March 13th 1-2p ET - March 16th 5-6p ET - March 21st 5-6p ET
March 23rd 12-1p ET - March 29th 12-1p ET - March 30th 2-3p ET
Three new professional development lunch and learn opportunities starting in February.
Learn more and Register today!
CCNW & CLN - Legacy Video
National FORUM Annual Conference
“Imagining, Innovating and Transforming the National Nursing Workforce”.
The conference will be held on June 12-14, 2023 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington VA and will bring
together nursing, workforce, and leaders from across the country to learn, share and network.
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Learn more at our Conference Website: https://nursingworkforcecenters.org/annual-conference/
Message from Lynda Benton, Senior Director, Corporate Equity, Johnson & Johnson
Nurses are innovators, lifesavers and fierce patient advocates. Where would the world be without them?
It’s a simple yet powerful question, and one that aligns to why Johnson & Johnson has proudly championed and supported the nursing profession for 125 years.
The work of nurses is critical in the nation’s ability to provide safe, quality, and equitable patient outcomes, and without enough nurses, the foundation of our health system is at risk. Today, the nursing profession is in crisis with accelerated, alarming levels of burnout, turnover, and vacancy rates. A healthcare system without enough nurses is a healthcare crisis for us all.
Our commitment is to recognize, celebrate, support, and acknowledge the irreplaceable value and impact that nurses bring to healthcare, every day. And through advocacy, scholarships, clinical and leadership education, mental health resources, and more, Johnson & Johnson has proudly supported the nursing profession for more than a century and continues to do so today.
We’re excited to share with you a new media campaign launching this December in celebration of the nursing profession and their impact on healthcare. We invite you to join us and help share these assets!
Starting December 1, view and share these new :30 and :15 nursing videos and GIF on your social channels, and watch the Heroes Among Us segments on the TODAY show, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, featuring inspiring nurse innovators helping to improve patient care. A new segment is coming soon.
As this year ends, I also invite you to check out these programs in support of nurses:
Marcia Proto featured on John Voket, Concierge Media, Aware Recovery Care Segment
Click on image to listen - for Marcia's segment, start at the 38 minute mark.
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Reps. Blunt Rochester, Kim & Sens. Merkley, Tillis Introduce the National Nursing Workforce Center Act
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), and Congresswoman Young Kim (R-Calif.), along with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) introduced the National Nursing Workforce Center Act. The bipartisan and bicameral National Nursing Workforce Center Act would establish a 3-year pilot program through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support state-based nursing workforce centers. The legislation would also broaden HRSA’s authority to establish Health Workforce Research Centers on any program under the Public Health Service Act and give HRSA clear authority to establish a nursing focused research and technical assistance center under the Health Workforce Research Center Program.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a nation-wide shortage of healthcare workers including registered nurses. As an integral part of our healthcare system, we must do all we can to support the recruiting and retention of nurses across the country – the quality of care depends on it,” said Rep. Blunt Rochester. “That’s why I am proud to introduce the National Nursing Workforce Center Act, a bipartisan & bicameral piece of legislation that will create a pilot program to establish state-based nursing workforce centers to focus on the education and training of nurses. This legislation provides a tangible solution to the ongoing nurse shortage while supporting our current nursing workforce and I’m hopeful Congress will work to pass this legislation as quickly as possible.”
“Our nurses went above and beyond to care for Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic and are now suffering from burnout, exhaustion and unsustainable schedules due to the nursing workforce shortage. Nurses play a vital role in protecting public health and deserve our full support,” said Rep. Kim. “The National Nursing Workforce Center Act will take important, targeted steps to help stabilize and strengthen our nursing workforce. I am proud to work with Rep. Blunt Rochester and Senators Tillis and Merkley on this bipartisan, bicameral effort and will always stand with our heroes in nursing and the patients they support.”
“As the husband of a nurse, I know just how important nurses are to patients, and how their support and advocacy can make a world of difference at some of the most difficult and joyous moments of people's lives,” said Senator Merkley. “This bill will help establish and support local nursing initiatives and workforce centers across the country—like the one we already have here in Oregon—to apply a local approach to the current nursing workforce crisis. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get this bipartisan bill passed.”
“Nurses play a crucial role in providing accessible, high-quality care to Americans. Resolving existing nursing workforce challenges, which have been compounded by the pandemic, the increased demand for health care services, and the aging workforce, requires innovative approaches that support and strengthen every aspect of the nursing workforce pipeline,” said Senator Tillis. “I’m proud to co-introduce the bipartisan National Nursing Workforce Center Act that will enhance collaboration and coordination, enabling state and local experts to identify and address unique challenges to increase the resiliency of the nursing workforce.”
“The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers is excited about the introduction of the National Nursing Workforce Center Act. This will provide critical funding to support and solidify the foundation of existing nursing workforce centers while providing funding for states without a center to create one. This act would provide technical assistance to smaller and new nursing workforce centers and build a strong network of experts on state-level nursing workforce issues and solutions. Nursing workforce centers serve as hubs to advance nursing education, practice, leadership, and workforce development at state and local levels using data-driven approaches.” – Lanelle Weems, President, National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers
“The Delaware Nurses Association applauds the development and introduction of the National Nursing Workforce Center Act of 2022. Our nation has experienced cyclical nursing workforce challenges for decades, none as pronounced and impactful as today’s challenges. Our nation’s nurses, and those served by us, need enhanced leadership and support to understand and transform our workforce challenges. Nurses remain the largest sector of the nation’s licensed health care workforce and the most trusted, as rated by Americans for over 20 years. The National Nursing Workforce Center Act of 2022 is a novel and innovative approach to creating new and better support for existing state nursing workforce centers that generate impact. With the structure and support provided by this legislation, state nursing workforce centers in the pilot program will be the collaborating, coordinating, leading and impactful entities in their states to stabilize, diversify and grow the nursing workforce.” – Christopher E. Otto, MSN, RN, CHFN, PCCN, CCRN, Executive Director, Delaware Nurses Association
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a national shortage of registered nurses, making it critical that policymakers invest in all segments of the nursing workforce: from education and training to retention and leadership development. An important component of this is also having complete, national, standardized data to understand where public policy can help alleviate these shortages. An estimated 500,000 nurses plan to leave the bedside by the end of 2022—creating a shortage of 1.1 million nurses—just as the population of older people, who may require more medical services for complex medical conditions, begins to increase dramatically.
The National Nursing Workforce Center Act would help address the shortage by:
A one-pager of the bill can be found here.
SNHUGlobal Summit 2022
The Nursing and Health Professions Department at Southern New Hampshire University invites you to join our upcoming virtual global summit on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. ET.
This free educational event will feature nurses and health care professionals from five countries who will speak about Current Healthcare Issues, Future Trends, and Our Next Steps Forward.
Please click on the button below for more details and to register.
Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants will be eligible to receive four contact hours after attending. We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com