The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers are a group of nurse workforce entities that focuses on addressing the nursing shortage within their states and contributes to the national effort to assure an adequate supply of qualified nurses to meet the health needs of the US population. They support the advancement of new as well as existing nurse workforce initiatives and share best practices in nursing workforce research, workforce planning, workforce development, and formulation of workforce policy. They share information in three major ways: through publications, via annual conferences, and by way of this virtual network.
At their annual conference, Healthforce Director of Research Joanne Spetz will present her research on the folllowing topics:
- Strengthening the Nursing Workforce to Care for People With Serious Illness
- Developing regional forecasts of nursing supply and demand: Data and methodological challenges
- Effect of nurse practitioner and physician assistant regulations on the growth of the opioid treatment workforce
- Describing workforce demand: Three states’ data collection & dissemination approaches
- Workforce Supply & Demand Projections: How Different Models Influence the Results