Future of Nursing

Finding Employment as a Newly Licensed Registered Nurse in Louisiana (April 2014)

The 2013 Newly Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) Survey is a follow-up to the 2011 New Graduate Survey that was conducted in 2011. The Louisiana Center for Nursing conducted the first New RN Graduate Survey in 2011 in an effort to obtain objective data about the actual and potential employment challenges experienced by new RN graduates in Louisiana. The 2013 survey was sent to graduates from pre-RN licensure nursing programs that received their initial RN license between January 1, 2011 and May 31, 2013. Findings obtained with the 2013 survey were compared with those from the 2011 survey to begin to track trends related to the job seeking experiences of newly licensed RNs in Louisiana. 

Please click on the following link to read the full report. http://lcn.lsbn.state.la.us/Portals/0/Documents/2013NewGradReport.pdf

Dr. Susan Hassmiller Speaks on Nurse Leadership

On April 30th Dr. Susan Hassmiller, Senior Nursing Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Lead for the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action, visited Louisiana to speak with stakeholders about the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action and to produce a video on nurse leadership in the 21st century. In the video Dr. Hassmiller addresses the nurse leadership outlook in the 21st century, expressing the focus on patients, families and communities along with nurses ability to be confident and competent. She also speaks about the importance of diversity and how the nursing profession gets to this leadership point. To watch the video in its entirety click here

New Graduate Survey: Finding Employment in Louisiana as a Newly Licensed RN (February 2013)

There have been formal and informal discussions in various arenas across the country that have implied that health care facilities are not hiring new Registered Nurse (RN) graduates at the same rate that they did prior to the economic recession which officially began in December 2007 (Staiger, Auerbach, and Buerhaus, 2012). In an effort to obtain objective data about the actual and potential employment challenges experienced by new RN graduates in Louisiana, the Louisiana Center for Nursing (LCN) surveyed RNs that received their initial RN license between January 1, 2009 and May 31, 2011 which included 2008, 2009 and 2010 graduates from pre-RN licensure programs. Findings obtained with this survey will be shared with stakeholders that have a vested interest in assuring that Louisiana has an adequate workforce that is prepared to administer quality care to Louisiana’s citizens.

Please click on the following link to read the full report. http://lcn.lsbn.state.la.us/Portals/0/Documents/NewGradSurveyFinal_2-4-2013.pdf

Calling all Nurses, Organizations, Corporations and Associations – It’s Time to Make your Donation!!!

 

Central Louisiana Foundation Awards Nursing Coalition $150,000 Challenge Grant

The Rapides Foundation has awarded a one-year $150,000 challenge grant to the Future of Nursing in Louisiana: Campaign for Action, incentivizing nurses and other health care providers, businesses and philanthropic organizations to match the challenge grant dollar for dollar and support the campaign’s work to improve health care in Louisiana.

“We are grateful for the tremendous support of The Rapides Foundation. Not only have they provided a generous challenge grant, but they have shown visionary leadership as our partner on the coalition’s core leadership team, helping develop and shape our strategy to advance the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation on the future role of nursing in Louisiana,” said Dr. Cynthia Bienemy, Director, Louisiana Center for Nursing.

“We believe highly trained, educated nurses are essential to the advancement of health care in a state that ranks 49th in health care outcomes,” said Denise Bottcher, Communications Director, AARP Louisiana. “Without enough primary care physicians to care for today’s population, nurses can play a significant role in filling a critical shortage.”

For every dollar you give, the Rapides Foundation will match it up to $150,000 (Potentially $300,000). No donation is too small or too large. All donations in the form of a check or money order can be sent to the Louisiana Center for Nursing at 17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Please place Future of Nursing Campaign for Action in the memo section. For corporations, organizations and associations follow this link to access a donation form: http://lcn.lsbn.state.la.us/Portals/0/Documents/LACFundFormCorp.pdf. For nurses, follow this link to access a donation form http://lcn.lsbn.state.la.us/Portals/0/Documents/LACFundForm.pdf.

Thank you for contributing to the Future of Nursing in Louisiana!

If you would like to learn more about the Future of Nursing in Louisiana Campaign for Action, please contact Dr. Cynthia Bienemy at lcn@lsbn.state.la.us or Denise Bottcher at dbottcher@aarp.org, co-leads for the Louisiana Action Coalition.

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Dr. Susan Hassmiller Visits Louisiana to Launch the Future of Nursing in Louisiana Campaign for Action

On December 8th and 9th Dr. Susan Hassmiller, Senior Nursing Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Lead for the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action, visited Louisiana to speak with a variety of stakeholders about the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action and to lend support for the work that the Louisiana Action Coalition is doing to promote the implementation of the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing at the state level. Dr. Hassmiller was accompanied by Ms. Julie Alexis, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at AARP and the Center to Champion Nursing in America, and Ms. Kate Locke, an outside Evaluator hired by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

There were a total of seven events planned during Dr. Hassmiller’s visit which included: 1) a luncheon meeting with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) in the New Orleans and surrounding areas which was hosted by Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans; 2) a statewide webinar lead by Dr. Hassmiller targeted for undergraduate and graduate nursing and public policy students which was launched from Loyola University New Orleans - the link for the webinar can be found on the Loyola University website at: https://loyno.adobeconnect.com/_a1003397705/p633kq2mkhq/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal; 3) a meeting with the Core Leadership Team for the Louisiana Action Coalition in Baton Rouge at the Louisiana State Board of Nursing; 4) a Funder’s Dinner which was held at Juban’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge; 5) a breakfast meeting with some of our legislators and DHH governmental officials at the State Capitol; 6) a Town Hall Meeting with a distinguished panel representing nursing education, health care consumers, hospital CEOs, and Louisiana foundations was held at Pennington Biomedical Research Center; and 7) a luncheon for members of the Board of Regents, University and College Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Provosts and Vice-Chancellors, Deans and Directors of Schools of Nursing, CEOs and CNOs from Louisiana hospitals, and members of the RN and LPN Boards of Nursing. At each of these events, Dr. Hassmiller gave a presentation (some were formal powerpoint presentations and others were informal discussions depending upon the audience) followed by a brief presentation by members of the Louisiana Action Coalition about the Future of Nursing in Louisiana Campaign for Action.

The Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

On October 5, 2010, a hallmark report was released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health which “lays out a vision of a future health care system that would make high-quality care accessible to all, promote wellness and disease prevention, reliably improve health outcomes, and provide compassionate care throughout a person’s lifespan”(Hassmiller, 2010). The main focus of the IOM Report on the Future of Nursing is about how nursing can take the lead in improving healthcare outcomes for the citizens of our country. Eight major recommendations are revealed in the report, which are based on 4 key messages. The report in its entirety can be found at http://thefutureofnursing.org/IOM-Report.

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