News From the Center

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference in Denver June 7-9, 2017!

To register, submit abstracts, and see sponsorship & promotional opportunities, please go to www.nursingworkforcecenters.org

posted on February 02, 2017 By LCN

The 2014 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report is Available Online

The mission of the Louisiana Center for Nursing is to contribute to the health and welfare of Louisiana’s residents and visitors through activities that are directed to ensure that there is an adequate workforce to meet the current and future healthcare needs of the citizens of the state of Louisiana. The 2014 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report contains valuable information about Louisiana’s ability to prepare future nurses, as well as information about the current supply of registered nurses. For example:

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posted on April 16, 2015 By LCN

Building a Diverse APRN Workforce in Louisiana Report

Building a Diverse APRN Workforce in Louisiana Report describes the diversity of Louisiana’s APRN workforce utilizing data from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing 2013 Annual Report which was retrieved from information submitted by APRNs during the annual licensure renewal process.

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posted on October 14, 2014 By LCN

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.

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posted on May 09, 2014 By LCN

The 2013 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report is Available Online

The mission of the Louisiana Center for Nursing is to contribute to the health and welfare of Louisiana’s residents and visitors through activities that are directed to ensure that there is an adequate workforce to meet the current and future healthcare needs of the citizens of the state of Louisiana. The 2013 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report contains valuable information about Louisiana’s ability to prepare future nurses, as well as information about the current supply of registered nurses. For example:

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posted on May 05, 2014 By LCN

The Louisiana Multi-Regional Statewide Nursing Workforce Forecasting Model

The Louisiana Multi-Regional Statewide Nursing Workforce Forecasting Model offers a unique and powerful tool to both monitor and forecast changes in the supply of and demand for registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and licensed practical nurses (LPNs), region by region and healthcare setting by setting, across the state.

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posted on October 31, 2013 By LCN

The 2012 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report is Available Online

The mission of the Louisiana Center for Nursing is to contribute to the health and welfare of Louisiana’s residents and visitors through activities that are directed to ensure that there is an adequate workforce to meet the current and future healthcare needs of the citizens of the state of Louisiana. The 2012 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report contains valuable information about Louisiana’s ability to prepare future nurses, as well as information about the current supply of registered nurses. For example:

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posted on April 17, 2013 By LCN

Forum of State Nursing Working Centers National Conference

The Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers’ Taking the Long View to Build the Nation’s Nursing Workforce 2013 Annual Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona June 19th and 20th. This year’s theme is “The Evolving Role of Nurse Leaders from Bedside to Boardroom.” The conference will include stellar keynote presentations with multiple breakout sessions allowing each attendee to individualize their conference experience. You can find the conference brochure here.

posted on April 15, 2013 By LCN

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

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.

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posted on February 20, 2013 By LCN

2012 LCN Newsletter

The LCN newsletter takes a look back at 2012 and highlights some of the accomplishments of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, LCN, and the Louisiana Action Coalition.

posted on November 20, 2012 By LCN

The 2011 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report is Available Online

The mission of the Louisiana Center for Nursing is to contribute to the health and welfare of Louisiana’s residents and visitors through activities that are directed to ensure that there is an adequate workforce to meet the current and future healthcare needs of the citizens of the state of Louisiana. The 2011 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report contains valuable information about Louisiana’s ability to prepare future nurses, as well as information about the current supply of registered nurses. For example:

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posted on May 30, 2012 By LCN

Louisiana State Board of Nursing Releases the Nursing Workforce Demand Report

The Louisiana State Board of Nursing Center for Nursing and the Nursing Supply and Demand Council are proud to present the first statewide Nursing Workforce Demand Study to the members of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, the Nursing Community Legislators, and other stakeholders interested in learning more about the demand for nurses in Louisiana. Please click on the following link to read the report in its entirety: Nursing Workforce Demand Study

posted on March 13, 2012 By LCN

Louisiana Nursing Summit 2012 – Nursing and Nursing Champions Leading Change and Advancing Health

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and the Louisiana Action Coalition’s Strategic Map for the implementation of the recommendations set forth in the IOM report will be the focus of the Louisiana Nursing Summit 2012. The esteemed Dr. Peter L. Buerhaus will serve as the keynote speaker for this event and will be sharing the most current information about the nursing workforce at the national level. Everyone is invited to attend the Summit and learn more about how nurses will provide leadership to advance high quality, patient-centered care in Louisiana. Click on the following link to register for the Summit: http://www.lsna.org.

posted on March 13, 2012 By LCN

August 2011 LCN News Update

On July 18 and 19, 2011 a diverse group of nursing leaders and nurse champions (proponents of nursing) who serve as members of the core leadership team for the Future of Nursing in Louisiana Campaign for Action, also known as the Louisiana Action Coalition, gathered together at the Louisiana State Board of Nursing to develop the blueprint for the Future of Nursing in Louisiana Campaign for Action. Details on this event are available in the August 2011 LCN News Update.

posted on September 13, 2011 By LCN

April 2011 LCN News Update

On October 5, 2010, a hallmark report was released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. According to Sue Hassmiller, the Senior Advisor for Nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Director for the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing, the report “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”(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. “While the report says nursing, it’s really about health care. It’s all about the patient and no one knows this more than nursing” (Donna Shalala, President of the University of Miami and Chair of the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing Committee, 2010). Eight major recommendations are revealed in the report, which are expected to be used as a blueprint for strategic planning initiatives that focus on the Future of Nursing (IOM Report on the Future of Nursing, 2010). Find out more about the IOM report on The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health in the April 2011 LCN News Update.

posted on April 01, 2011 By LCN

November 2010 LCN News Update

The 2010 Nurse Employer Survey was officially launched on Thursday, September 23, 2010. Over 1400 nurse employers across the state received the Nurse Employer Survey either electronically (583) or via first class mail (888). The information gained in these surveys will be used to make policy recommendations to Louisiana’s legislators and nursing leaders about the numbers of nurses needed, the types of nursing positions available, and the type of experience required for those positions. Only our nurse employers can give us this information. Therefore, it is important that Louisiana’s healthcare facilities and/or agencies complete the Nurse Employer Survey so that we may obtain an accurate assessment of current and short-term nurse demand. The Louisiana State Board of Nursing – Center for Nursing and the Nursing Supply and Demand Council would like to thank Chief Executive Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Human Resource Directors, Nurse Managers, and all others that contributed to the completion of the Nurse Employer Survey. Thank you for helping to pave the way for Nursing’s future in Louisiana. Find out more about what is going on at the Center for Nursing by clicking on the November 2010 Louisiana Center for Nursing Update.

posted on November 01, 2010 By LCN

September 2010 LCN News Update

The Louisiana Center for Nursing (LCN), which is a division of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN), is excited to share with nursing stakeholders across the state some of the exciting things we are doing relative to Louisiana’s Nursing Workforce. We have been busy learning from, and networking with national organizations such as The Forum for State Nursing Workforce Centers and the Center to Champion Nursing in America. We have had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with state level organizations such as the Nursing Supply and Demand Council, the Louisiana Nursing Capacity Coalition (Team LA), the Louisiana Organization of Nurse Executives, the Louisiana Council of Administrators of Nursing Education, and the Louisiana Health Works Commission. Find out more about LCN in the September 2010 LCN News Update.

posted on September 01, 2010 By LCN

National State Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act: Implications for Nurse Leaders

The Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) hosted a webinar on September 23, 2010 for CCNA State Teams which addressed the basic components of health care reform, the implications of health care reform for nursing, and the leadership opportunities for nurses in the new care delivery systems that are a result of health care reform. The presenters for the webinar were Brenda L. Cleary, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of the Center to Champion Nursing in America and Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives. Slides from the webinar presentation are available here.

posted on September 01, 2010 By LCN

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