ERIC Number: ED458360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-2
Reference Count: N/A
Educating California's Future Nursing Work Force. Report of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the Chancellor of the California State University, the President of the University of California, and the President of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to the Governor and Legislature.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.; California Univ., Oakland. Office of the President.; Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, Sacramento.
Officials in charge of California's community colleges and universities worked with an advisory committee consisting of representatives of two- and four-year public and independent colleges to develop a plan to ensure an adequate nursing workforce for California. The group reviewed existing nursing education programs, trends in the health care industry, and changing health care needs. The following were among the group's key findings: (1) because of its changing demographics, California will need an increased number and changed mix of registered nurses (RNs) and specialty nursing services; (2) the acuity of patients in hospitals and the community has increased the demand for highly skilled RNs and additional RNs with bachelors and masters degrees; (3) state-supported nursing programs require additional resources to increase the education of RNs; (4) clinical placement opportunities must be developed before nurse training programs can be expanded significantly; (5) increasing nursing enrollments will require increased financial aid; and (6) California needs a system to address efficient statewide workforce planning and production of RNs. Six recommendations regarding state planning and funding of nursing education were presented. (The bibliography lists 10 references. A possible scenario for increasing nurse graduates in California and list of the ad hoc committee on nursing's members are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Advisory Committees, Bachelors Degrees, Change Strategies, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Supply, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Graduate Study, Higher Education, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Masters Degrees, Needs Assessment, Nurses, Nursing Education, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Stakeholders, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis, Universities
For full text: http://www.ucihs.uci.edu/cspcn/AB655.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.; California Univ., Oakland. Office of the President.; Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California