The Education Team addresses the IOM recommendations of
#3: Implement nurse residency programs.
#4: Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.
#5: Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.
#6: Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning.
Nursing Workforce Summit Retention & Recruitment Action Team
Leaders: Dr. Mary Fanning, WVU Hospitals & Chris Thompson, CAMC
Projects: Nurse Retention Collaborative
Retention and Recruitment Toolkit
Bedside Nurse Retention Research Study
Team Members: See members on Workforce Action Teams and members of the Education Team
Expanding the Pipeline into Nursing
Mission: Promoting and exposing students to the art and science of nursing, while nurturing and preparing students to enter nursing school.
Team Lead: Tammy Minor, DNP, is an Associate Professor at Marshall University School of Nursing
Team Members: Emily Starks, Judy Reed, Andrea Criss, Ashley Torres, Kent Wilson, Julie Carr, Libby Bosley, Lynda Turner, Samantha Ash, Sandra Barill, Sue Painter, Valerie Jividen, Heather Glasko-Tully, Sandra Burrell, Cynthia Sundstrom, Julie Carr, Libby Bosley, Loretta Thompson, Marian Longstreth, Stephanie Decker, Tammy Minor, Teresa Ryan
Pipeline Initiatives include:
Promoting Careers in Nursing
Faces of Nursing Project
The team is expanding and promoting the Toolkit along with developing a middle and high school "Faces of WV Nursing" poster campaign.
Facilitating the Pathways in Nursing Education
Mission: Evaluating and proposing strategies to facilitate the pathways from admission through graduation from various levels of nursing education while preserving the importance of public safety and quality care.
Team Lead: Amy Bruce, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Chair, Program Director Capito Department of Nursing
Team Members: Cheryl Vega, Denise Landry, Libby Bosley, Sandra Wynn, Valerie Jividen, Susan Beth Robinson, Kari Ferro, Evelyn Martin, Heather Glasko-Tully, Michelle Towne, Cynthia Persily, Jordyn
Recruiting and Utilizing Nursing Faculty
Mission: Developing innovative strategies for recruiting and efficiently using nursing faculty.
Team Lead: Stacy Huber, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE. Senior Lecturer, West Virginia University
Team Members: Tara Hulsey, Denise Landry, Kent Wilson, Sandra Wynn, Evelyn Martin, Theresa Gain, Janet Bishof, Huixin Wu, Theresa Jones, Alexis Hicks, Teresa Ritchie, Theresa Jackson, Cheryl Winter, Rhonda White
The National goal is 80% BSN by 2020. According to the recent White Paper The Impact of BSN Education on Nursing Practice: Moving toward the “80/20” Recommendation in WV, WV is at about 42%.
Pathways Initiatives include:
Uniform Nursing School Application
The team is working on developing better data and more efficient nursing school placements through expanding the use of a uniform application process and developing partnerships between career/technical and baccalaureate nursing programs.
Faculty Initiatives include:
WV State of WV Nursing Faculty White Paper
The team is researching, writing, and publishing a white paper on the State of WV Nursing Faculty. The paper will highlight data, concerns, and recommendations.