WV Nursing Workforce Summit

WV RN Workforce Summit
Partnering for Strong Solutions

The WV Nursing Workforce Summit, held September 15, 2017 at the Hendrickson Conference Center at the Technology Part in South Charleston, WV, brought together 80 thought leaders to address the current and anticipated challenges in meeting the needs for bedside nurses and nursing faculty in West Virginia.

You can view and download proceedings report, presentation slides, photos and audios on this page.


8:30    Registration

9:00    Welcome & Setting the Stage for Dialog - Aila Accad, MSN, RN, Executive Director, Future of Nursing WV

9:05    A Snapshot of WV Nursing Workforce - Cynthia Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chair, WV Center for Nursing, Shared Data Council

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9:30    Keynote - Understanding Nursing Data for Strategic Problem Solving

                              Joanne Spetz, PhD, Director of the University of California San Francisco Health Workforce Research Center.

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WV RN Workforce Summit
WV RN Workforce Summit
Cynthia Persily Data Snapshots -
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10:45  Networking Break


11:00  Innovation Power Hour - Presentations of innovations in WV and Nationally related to:

            Innovative Recruitment - Mary Fanning, DNP, RN, FRE, NEA-BC, Director, Nursing Administration, WVU Medicine – WVU Hospitals

            Innovative Retention - Sandra Barill, RN, Nursing Recruitment & Retention

            Innovative Education Pipeline Programs - Cheryl Vega, MSN, RN, Lead, Nurse Ambassador RN Project

            Innovative Faculty Models - Sharon Boni, PhD, MSN, BS, RN, Dean, Fairmont State University, School of Nursing

            Innovative Traditional and Non-Traditional Pathways - Pamela Alderman, EdD, MSN, RN, Association of Deans & Directors

                                                         of Nursing  Education and Kent Wilson, MSN, RN, CLNC, Chair, Department of Nursing, BridgeValley

Summit Power Hour -
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12:00  Networking Lunch

12:45  World Cafe - Dialog, Idea Generation and Continuation Strategies

            Facilitated Discussions around the Key Topic Areas from AM

WV RN Workforce Summit
WV RN Workforce Summit
WV RN Workforce Summit
WV RN Workforce Summit

2:30    Reports from Discussion Groups

3:15    Next Steps - Formation of Follow up groups and strategies

3:45    Adjourn

WV RN Workforce Summit
WV RN Workforce Summit

Workforce Summit Action Teams

4 Action Teams were launched from the Summit

  • Expanding the Pipeline into Nursing

  • Facilitating the Pathways in Nursing Education

  • Retaining and Recruiting Nurses at the Bedside

  • Recruiting and Utilizing Nursing Faculty