Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Education News

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Education News

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Nursing Education Capacity Summit

The critical issue of expanding nursing education capacity to enroll and educate the numbers of students needed to meet future nursing demands was addressed at the national Nursing Education Capacity Summit, held in Washington, DC on June 26-27. The summit was organized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration; the Center to Champion Nursing in America at AARP; and the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. It was designed as a forum for sharing best practices, learning about innovative strategies, and developing solutions-based approaches. The overall focus was on four key aspects of increasing nursing education capacity: 1) strategic partnerships and resource alignment, 2) the role of policy and regulation, 3) increasing faculty capacity and diversity, and 4) education redesign.

Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the NLN, spoke on transformative strategies, such as providing a bridge from one degree to the next through intense, incubator learning experiences, and how the use of simulation in nursing education can alleviate some capacity problems endemic to the health care system. State participation was competitive; the 18 states represented were Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. …

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