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Maryland Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing. Update and Future Directions June 5, 2002. Legislated Charge. Convene Summit “Do something”.  “Do something”. COMMISSION. Subcommittees Formed Education Recruitment Retention Workplace Issues. Refined Commission Structure

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Maryland Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing

Update and Future Directions

June 5, 2002

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Legislated Charge

  • Convene Summit

    “Do something”

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Subcommittees Formed




Workplace Issues

Refined Commission Structure

Vice Chairs’ Leadership

Keeping Nurses Informed

 “Do something”

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Registered Nurses - Active Licenses*1996 - 2000

*Registered Nurses - Maryland Addresses


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Licensed Practical Nurses-Active Licenses* 1996- 2000

*Licensed Practice Nurses with

Maryland Addresses

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RNs By Age Groups1997 - 2000

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LPNs BY AGE GROUPS1996 - 2000

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Workforce Diversity 2001

  • RNs

    • 5% Males

    • 24% Minority

  • LPNs

    • 11% Males

    • 50% Minority

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Admissions 1997-2001Registered Nursing Programs

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Graduations 1997-2001 Registered Nursing Programs

Baccalaureate totals include RN to BSN students. 1997-1999

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Practical Nursing ProgramsAdmissions & Graduations1997-2000

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Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing

  • Retention

  • Adequate & Flexible

  • Staffing Protocols

  • Communication/respect/

  • Recognition

  • Competitive Compensation

  • & Flexible Benefits

  • Recruitment

  • Collaborate to Recruit

  • Image

  • Web—disseminate

  • Information

  • Tool Kit Development

  • Education

  • Education Processes

  • Scholarship &

  • Financial Aid

  • Finance & Marketing

  • Mentoring

Solving the




  • Workplace Issues

  • Stress in the Workplace

  • Clinical Practice Delivery Models & Quality of Care

  • Regulatory Issues

  • Participate in Decision Making

  • Scheduling & Lifestyle Issues

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Recruitment Subcommittee

Chair: Ann Possidente

Vice Chair: Debra B. Doyle

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Recruitment – Summit

1. Poor public and media image

  • Women’s profession

  • What do nurses do?

  • Promoted to middle & high schoolers

    as job vs career

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Recruitment – Summit

2. Hospitals are a business

3. Lack respect as a profession by the

public and among nurses

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Maryland Commission on the Crisis in Nursing

  • Project a more positive and

    professional image of nursing

  • Attract middle and high school

    students into nursing as a career

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Our Charge

  • Develop statewide campaign

  • Promote nursing as worthwhile career

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Who are we

trying to

attract &


What should

we do?

What is the



What do these



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The Nursing Profession’s Future

11 Y.O. 21 Y.O. 30 Y.O.


1) Non-Nsg


2) Nsg


“Second Career”

1) People desiring

a second career


1) Current


Middle School

1) Students

2) Parents

High School

  • Expected Outcomes:

  • Understand current perceptions of the nursing profession

  • Attract more students into the nursing profession

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Recruitment—Middle/High Schools Participants N = 219

1. Viewed Nursing as technical as opposed to professional (like a “shop”)

2. No Career advancement—58.7%

3. Unsure of “what it takes to become an RN”

  • Educational requirements

  • Differences in 2yr vs. 4yr programs

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Recruitment—Middle/High Schools

4. “Scary” job with life and death decisions

5. Job security

  • Computers and teaching “sure bet”

  • If cut Medicare, hospitals will close 24.1%

    6. “Girls” job - 79.9%

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Recruitment—Middle/High Schools

7. Wearing a uniform—unappealing

8. Unfavorable hours & tasks

(work weekends and holidays)

9. Stressful—watching people die

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Recruitment Subcommittee Accomplishments

Nursing Image Videos Resources Library


Web Site Developed through MHA

(www. & (

Information for parents, teachers, students

Facts about nursing, scholarships

Hyperlinks to other nursing information

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Recruitment Subcommittee Accomplishments

Legislative Shadow Program

Tool kits

(middle and high school students, counselors, teachers and Parents)

Student Volunteer Program

Speakers Bureau

Listening to constituents

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Recruitment Subcommittee Accomplishments

  • Working with

    • Education Subcommittee on the best approach for recruiting faculty

    • Healthcare settings to find clinical rotations

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Recruitment Subcommittee Volunteers


  • Ann Possidente, Chair

  • Mona Bahouth

  • Carolyn G. Baker

  • Susan Battistoni

  • Mary L.Beachley

  • Sharan Lee Bidle

  • Justin Bishop

  • Jean L. Bridle

  • Barbara Marx Brocato

  • Melissa A. Brodeur

  • Trena Brown

  • Linda Brown-Sutphin

  • Kathryn Buffington

  • Ann T. Bures

  • Debra B. Doyle,

  • V.Chair

  • Ann Byrne

  • Martha R. Caputo

  • Amy Chi

  • Virginia R. Clark

  • Harold Cohen

  • Robb Cohen

  • Carol Costante

  • Judith Covich

  • Frances Crites

  • Catherine Crowley

  • Regina M. Curran

  • Parker David

  • Jack Davisdon

  • Mary H. Deeley

  • Lynn M. Derrickson

  • Mae Esh

  • Jeffrey Friedman

  • Susan E. Gibson

  • Robyn Gilden

  • Bruce N. Griffin

  • Dorna P. Hairston

  • Kathryn V. Hall

  • John A. Harris

  • Cheryl Heilman

  • Sharon Hobson

  • Mary Cathryn Hoffman

  • M. Theresa Hommel

  • Kay Hoskinson

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Recruitment Subcommittee Members


  • Montgomery

  • Barbara Luminella

  • Susan Lynott

  • Kim Kathryn


  • McCarron

  • Christina McGann

  • Janet Melson

  • Fran Miller

  • Berta R. Mitchell

  • Donna Mueller

  • Dawn Nally

  • Kathleen N. Neely

  • Jack Neil

  • Matt Neiswanger

  • Lola Null

  • Kathleen Ogle

  • Wayne Howard

  • Cecelia Hughes

  • Lorraine Hughes-Girandola

  • Joan Humlock

  • Emeka Ifemeje

  • Linda Janzik

  • Seth Johnson

  • Stephanie Jourdan

  • Laura L. Katz

  • Kathy Kemper

  • Lisa Lambert

  • Lena Lee

  • Fran Leibfreid

  • Romona Lewis

  • Amy L. Lohfield

  • Lisette K. Osborne

  • Marc Palovitz

  • Yvonne Paraway

  • David Parker

  • Karen M. Parrotte

  • Karen C. Poisker

  • Constance M. Pryor

  • Jennifer B. Rainer

  • Ann Regier

  • Hope Ripkin

  • George Rose

  • Sharon M. Rossi

  • Peter Russell

  • Stephanie L. Sand

  • Pat Saunders

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Recruitment Subcommittee Members


  • Laura Van Syckle

  • Lisa Wade

  • Maureen Wakefield

  • Mary Lou Watson

  • Elizabeth Weglein

  • Carol Wiggins

  • Erica Williams

  • Evelyn S. Wilmer

  • Pat Wilmsen

  • Bonnita D. Wilson

  • Mark Woodard

  • Emmaline T. Woodson

  • Rhonda Wyskiel

  • Gary Yakimov

  • Amy Schaefer

  • Carol Schatzman

  • Mary Schriver

  • Lisa Seldomridge

  • Lynn Z. Sklar

  • Jeanne Smoot

  • Karen Sullivan

  • Vicki L. Taliaferro

  • Marion Taylor

  • Lisa Tenney

  • Lana Thomas

  • Tammy J. Thompson

  • Mary R. Towe

  • Denise Tucker

  • David Uhlfelder

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Recruitment Subcommittee

  • Get involved

  • We welcome additional volunteers

  • Access the Maryland Board of Nursing


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Workplace Issues Subcommittee

Chair: Donna Wilhelm

Vice Chair: Maria Koszalka

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Micaela, M Aigner-Jacobs

Nancy Allen

Loretta Beckman

Stephanie Bernard

Susan D. Boettger

Judith E. Breitenbach

Jean L. Bridle

Melissa A. Brodeur

Deneen brown

Angela T. Burden

Ann Byrne

Rosalyn G. Carter

Filissa M. Caserta

Phyllis Cassidy

April C. Chase

Nalini Cherian

Deborah L. Chesser

Virginia R. Clark

Janet Cogliano

Robb Cohen

Harold Cohen

Stacey M. Cook

Catherine Crowley

Regina M. Curran

Carol A. Curran

Workplace Issues Subcommittee Members

Christin McGann

Kate McPhaul

Judith Meyers

Barbara Anne Miklewski

Linda A. Miles

Sharon Millar

Linda Miller

Berta Z. Mitchell

Harriett Moore

Toni Moore-Duggan

Dawn Nally

Moira Namuth

Sandra Natolly

Victoria B. Navarro

Kathleen N. Neely

Jack Neil

Lois H. Neuman

Robin Purdy Newhouse

Catherine S. Novak

Linda O'Hara

Joann Oliver

Carolyn R. Overcash

Vanessa R. Pierre

Carol Portner

Curtis Price

Donna Damico

Sandra L. Dearholt

Mary H. Deeley

Connie A. Dennis

Mary Dent

Carole Derck

Sarah S. Detmer

Dottie Devine

Sallie Dicus

Elizabeth Ann Evins

Beverly S. Francis

Susan E. Gibson

Beverly B. Goldsmith

Sheila Greenwood

Catherine M. Griswold

Larry L. Grosser

Beverly S. Guy

Kathryn V. Hall

Sharon G, Hameroff

Elise Handelman

Janet Holly Hoppenstein

Ellen L. Horowits

Kay Hoskinson

Belinda D. Houston

Paula A. James

S. Nooshin Javan

Michael Jenifer

Sharon A. Johnson

Seth Johnson

Keith Jones

Judith Karp

Silvie Kassar

Laura L. Katz

Jack C. Keane

Juanita Kennedy

Vicky P. Kent

Kathie Kloch

Maria V. Koszalka

Dina A. Krenzischek

Pamela E. Kumar

Mary J. Larkin

Sandy Levy

Mary A. Linton

Kathryn Lothschuetz-Montgomery

Sandra Lucci

Suzan Lundy

Marsha Marcus W.

Christin McGann

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Workplace Issues Subcommittee Members (cont.)

Mary Zohlen

Barbara Watts

Patricia Watts-Kelley

Beverly A. Wehmer

Donna Wilhelm

Erica Williams

Marisa Wilson

Helen Jane Wobbeking

Heather Yockey

Gloria Zarlenga

Karen Tipton

Cathy Toepfner

Janis Trainor

Denise Tucker

David Uhlfelder

Brenda Vitucci

Maureen Wakefield

Florine Marshel

Constance Sumpter

Sandra Sundeen

Cecile E. Sutherland

Carol Swartz

Tami W. Swearingen

Irene Taylor

Lana Thomas

Tammy J. Thompson

Lynn Z. Sklar

Dianne C. Smith

Lucie Smith

Regina Smith-Yurek

Annette E. Snyder

Joan M. Spear

Denise Stanback

Cathy Stonebraker

Eleanor Walker

Joan Humlock

Delores M. Puno

Donna Raimondi

Ann Rasenberger

Anne E. Rehfegd

Robin H. Reid

Susan Reiman

Tina Roach

George Rose

Arlene Marie Rosen

Stephanie L. Sand

Genene Saxton

Judy J. Schuur

Ernestine Scott

Carol Sheehan

Denise Singleton

Dawn Strecker

Karen Sullivan

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Workplace Issues SubcommitteeInitial Charge

  • Identify workplace issues causing nurse dissatisfaction

  • Recommend ways to improve

    nurses’ work environments

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Nurse Dissatisfaction Issues Identified

  • Scheduling and Life Style

    • Mandatory overtime

    • Flexible scheduling

    • On call

    • Child care/sick child care

    • Reassignment

    • Scheduling

    • Women-friendly issues

    • Age appropriate assignments

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Nurse Dissatisfaction Issues Identified

  • Professional environment

    • Difficulties with delegation

    • Physician collaboration

    • Autonomy

    • Respect

    • Agency nurse accountability/autonomy

    • Skill mix

    • LPN scope of practice

    • Difference in practice settings

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Nurse Dissatisfaction Issues Identified

  • Regulatory

    • Scope of practice for techs, extenders, etc

    • Documentation requirements

    • LPN scope of practice

    • Inconsistent regulation for providers in different settings

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Nurse Dissatisfaction Issues Identified

  • Clinical Practice Delivery Model/ Quality of Care

    • Nurse-patient ratio

    • Quality of care

    • Skill mix

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Nurse Dissatisfaction Issues Identified

  • Stress in the workplace

    • Public expectations

    • Support services

    • Occupational health issues

    • Self-care

    • Injury protection

    • Safety/violence/abuse

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Workplace Issues SubcommitteeAccomplishments

1.Survey validated nurses’ issues & concerns

2. Paper written that identified:

  • Scope of the problems

  • Impact on quality of care

  • Strategies to address identified concerns

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Workplace Issues SubcommitteeAccomplishment

3. Developed Concept Paper to Support Legislation

  • Mandatory overtime

  • Whistleblower protection

  • Nurses participating in organizational policies

    4. Impact on Legislation-all legislation passed

  • HB 329 - Healthcare Whistleblower Protection Act

  • SB 537 - Nurses Involuntary Overtime Prohibition

  • HB 590/SB 46 - Study of the Use of Technology to Assist Nurses in Caring for Patients

    5. Established Workplace Subgroup to Address

    Technology Issues

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Next Steps

1. Address the following topics:

  • Review information obtained from nursing survey to determine which areas of focus

    2. Other areas to address are:

  • Stress in the workplace

  • Technology issues- Professional environment

  • Regulations

  • Clinical practice delivery model/quality of care

    3. Respond to legislative updates to current legislation

  • HB 329, SB 537, & HB 590/SB 46

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Maryland Board of Nursing Website (Http://

For Upcoming Meeting Dates and Locations

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Workplace Issues Subcommittee

Nursing Technology Workgroup

Chairperson: Maria Koszalka

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Maria Koszalka Chairperson

Mary Beachley

Stephen Buckingham

Bycoffe Marcia

Robert Cohen

Ernestine Cosby

Brian Gugerty

Toni Hughes

Terry Herbert

Dina Krenzischek

Janet Marron

Carol Mariglia

Pat Maher

Linda Miller

Sandra Natolly

Susan Newbold

Carol Sheehan

Mary Lou Watson

Marisa Wilson

Nursing Technology WorkgroupCommittee Members

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Nursing Technology Workgroup Initial Charge

  • HB 590 – Taskforce to Study the Use of Technology to Assist Nurses in Caring for Patients

  • Technological applications MUST:

    • Maximize nursing productivity

    • Increase quality of patient care

    • Improve work environment infrastructure in health care settings

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Nursing Technology WorkgroupPurpose

  • Establish Workplace Issues Taskforce

  • Identify technology driven point of care applications

  • Consultation with technology driven point of care application experts

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Nursing Technology WorkgroupAccomplishments

Goal statements developed to support nursing

practice through technology:

  • Systems functional for nurses

  • Maximize nursing time

  • Maximize patient safety

  • Bar coding standardized to support technology

  • Reports allow for data extraction & electronic transferal

  • Programs maximize information sharing via web-based technology

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Nursing Technology WorkgroupAccomplishments- Goal Statements( continued)

  • Hard and software adaptable to nursing workflow

  • Nursing staff participate in hardware selection

  • Clinical staff involved in development of clinical data base

  • Acceptance of technology by nurses UAPs by on-the-job training (mandatory competency)

  • Technology competency education supported by administration

  • Basic informatics training occur in nursing education programs

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Nursing Technology WorkgroupExpected Outcomes

How will information be used?

  • Direct policy development

  • Investigate funding for developing specific technology

  • Develop criteria/parameters for selecting technology

  • Healthcare organizations use criteria to select technology

  • Develop resource manual

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Nursing Technology WorkgroupExpected Outcomes

  • References will be developed to include

    • Criteria for selection of information, clinical, robotics technology

    • Information to determine benefits of integrated versus “best of breed” systems

    • Recommendations for selection of basic technology required to provide safe nursing care

    • Data on technology that support nursing practice

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Nursing Technology Workgroup “Big Impact”

  • Focus: Support nursing practice and enhance

    patient safety

    • Provider Order Management

    • Electronic medical record

  • Supported by:

    • Leapfrog organization

    • IOM report

    • Professional nursing organizations

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Representation from

Acute care hospitals

Nurse managers


Staff nurses

Third party payer


Need representation


Home care


Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

IS nurses in clinical setting

Nursing Technology WorkgroupNext Steps

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Nursing Technology WorkgroupNext Steps

  • Develop:

    • Criteria to evaluate technology

      (cost- benefit)

    • Recommendations for basic technology required to provide nursing care

    • List of technology currently used (survey)

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Retention Subcommittee

Chair: Jeff Jefferies

Vice Chair: Nancy Dianis

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We want to Thank our Volunteers

  • Ruby Anderson Gloria Barlow Anne Bilderback Bramblee Bird

  • Lorna Branch Jean L. Bridle Audrey Byrd Timothy Carey

  • Amy Chi Pat Cimno Sandy Cohen Robb Cohen

  • Catherine Crowley Regina M. Curran Mary Kay Demarco Sarah S. Detmer

  • Donna M. Dorsey Joyce Emerick Jill L. England Joanne Evans

  • Rebecca Faughander Jane H. Flowers Susan Gibson Kathryn V. Hall

  • DeLois G. Hamilton Elise Handelman Elaine J. Holman Mike Holy

  • Bernice Hughes Jeannette Jefferies Bonita E. Jenkins H. Scott Johnson

  • Susan Kalaine Theresa A. Kapetanovic Jack Keane Eileen Lacijan

  • Diane Liebeskind Dora Long “Ski” Lower Sandra Lucci

  • Florine Marshel Carol Marsiglia Suellyn Masek Christina McGann

  • Judith McMillan Grace McNeal Elaine Mennito Steve Morrison

  • Rosemary Mortimer Donna Mueller Pat Mynarski Kathy Neely

  • Bonnie Neibauer Bette Nunn Bette Carole O’Connor Leigh Pancoast

  • Julia Pannell Karen M. Parrotte Janet Passley-Harp Tina Patrico

  • Anne E. Rehfegd Tina Roach Deborah L. Royalty M. Judith Rudell

  • Vicki Ryan Valerie Shearer Carol Sheehan Leslie R. Simmons

  • Lynn Sklar Dean Smith Dawn Stecker Karen Sullivan

  • Constance Sumpter Cecile E. Sutherland Irene Taylor Mary R. Towe

  • David Uhlfelder Diane Walbridge Jan Watts Elizabeth Whiting

  • Carol Wiggins Donna Wilhelm Mark Woodward

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Nancy Dianis

And a Special Thanks to Our Co-Chair:

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Review data that describes nurse retention issues

Explore compensation as a nurse retainer

Explore aspects of professional development as a nurse retainer

Retention Subcommittee Initial Charge

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Retention Subcommittee Recommendations

  • Total Compensation Guiding Principals:

    • Flexible and possibly transferable

    • Reduce salary compression

    • Review of salaries at specified intervals

    • Benefits menu – developed with RN input

    • Benefits reviewed annually

    • Career development plan

    • Non-selected benefits reinvested by RN into – additional educational days, retirement account,etc.

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Retention Subcommittee Recommendations

  • “Holistic” Compensation Models by


    • 401 (k)

    • Medical Coverage

    • Pension

    • Clear sense of Organizational purpose

    • Compensation that grows with the RN

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Retention Subcommittee Recommendations

  • Career Path Development

    • Within current workplace

    • Across healthcare organizations

  • Coaching/mentoring

  • Work Place Safety

    • Create safe environment

    • Create resources for RN to handle safety issues (threatening behaviors, verbal and physical abuse)

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Retention Subcommittee: the Next Steps

  • Create a “product” that represents the compensation package recommendations

  • Written information disseminated to stakeholders

    • Create a “tool kit” to be used for presentations

    • Create materials focused on each stakeholder

    • Hold compensation forums to present information

    • Include total compensation package information in the Commission’s Annual Report

    • Design a “Nurses Compensation Hot-Line” via web or phone that provides nurses with a venue to learn about compensation and to ask questions

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Retention Subcommittee: the Next Steps

  • Develop plans to overcome barriers to a comprehensive compensation plan

  • Develop Career Path options

  • Explore Nursing Care Delivery Systems – to enhance the work environment

  • Encourage participation of RN volunteers to develop these programs

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The Education Subcommittee Report

Chair: Patricia Watts-Kelley

Vice Chair: Peggy Soderstrom

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The Goals of the Education Subcommittee

  • Facilitate the education of qualified individuals

  • Ensure that pool of qualified, accessible nurses continues to alleviate the existing void

  • Prepare future nurses with the competency based skills to meet the healthcare needs

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  • Working groups of the Subcommittee

    • Education

    • Financial

    • Mentoring

    • Faculty

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  • Working groups of the Subcommittee

    • Education

    • Financial

    • Mentoring

    • Faculty

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Accomplishments to date

  • Scholarship legislation

    • Financial assistance enhances many students’ ability to finish a nursing program often leading to early entry into the workforce

    • Measuring successful completion outcomes

    • (Scholarships are a crucial factor)

    • Supported an increase in funding of the nursing scholarship to include all eligible students

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Work Priority Fall 2001

  • Identify a credible method for determining the number of nurses needed to meet the healthcare needs of Maryland’s citizens

    • Explore an accurate method to measure need related to demand

    • Develop outcome-based recommendations to address the nursing shortage

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On Going Work-Outcomes

  • Developing a forecasting model

    • A credible method to calculate the number of nurses needed

    • Project the supply and demand/need

  • Analyze trend data

  • Use forecasting model for future educational adjustments

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Forecasting Model

  • Estimates the future supply of nurses

    • Forecasts the size, the age and the educational level of the nursing workforce

    • New graduates are added, as well as


    • Predicts impact of retirements, deaths and out-migration of experienced nurses

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Present Data Collection

  • Occupational Projections of RNs, LPNs and nursing faculty

  • Nursing student enrollment

    (LPN, AD, BSN, Advanced degrees)

  • Faculty Salaries

    • Preliminary data analysis indicate a widening of the gap between clinical service and faculty salaries

  • 2002 year first time licensure exam takers

    • RN & LPN candidates

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Monitor, Evaluate, Revise

  • What is succeeding?

  • What can be improved upon?

  • What additional issues and areas need to be addressed?

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Future Work

  • Diversity (geographic, ethnic, cultural, physiologic, and gender)

  • Questions for future consideration are:

    • What is the extent of the need for a more diverse nursing faculty?

    • How do nursing educators address the needs of diverse students?

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Pamela Ambush

Lynda A.Bartko

Madeliene Becker

Rosemarie O.Berman

Sharon L.Bernier

Teresa Bianco

Barbara Marx Brocato

Trena Brown

Martha R.Caputo

Virginia R.Clark

Mary Clisham

Robb Cohen

Harold Cohen

Frances Crites

Catherine Crowley

Regina M. Curran

Barbara P. Daniel

Mary H. Deeley

Thomas James DeGraba

Rosie Delegrotti

Mary Dent

Carol G. Dignon

Elizabeth Dunne

Eugenie J.Dunnells

Sandra Dunnington

Linda Epstein

Judith Feustle

Jane Garvin

Susan E.Gibson

Bruce N.Griffin

Kathryn V.Hall

Donna Helfferich

Gertrude T.Hodges

Janice Hoffman

Dorothy Holley

Marie T. Holley

Robyn E.Holley

Education Subcommittee Members

Thank YOU

  • Ellen L. Horowits

  • Kay Hoskinson

  • M. Patricia Howard

  • Joan Humlock

  • S. Nooshin Javan

  • Bonita E. Jenkins

  • Beth Jernigan

  • Seth Johnson

  • Kathleen Jones

  • Johnnye S. Jonhson

  • Goar Karami

  • Silvie Kassar

  • Laura L. Katz

  • Barbara H.Kemerer

  • Cynthia E.Kielinen

  • Michael Kiphart

  • Kathryn Lothschuetz-


  • Sandra Lucci

  • Susan Lynott

  • Erin Marek

  • Denise Marshall

  • Joyce B. McAdoo

  • Blanka McClammer

  • Christina McGann

  • Judith McMillan

  • Cheryl McNamara

  • Grace McNeal

  • Earlene B. Merrill

  • Fran Miller

  • Nancy Monahan

  • Toni Moore-Duggan

  • Rosemary E. S. Mortimer

  • Marion Mulholland

  • Robert Murray

  • Dawn Nally

  • Sandra Natolly

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Kathleen N. Neely

Jack Neil

Ronnie Netteburg

Jean Nichols

Janice Oliver

Kathleen Parsons

Edith Patten

Carol Bryant Payne

Lesley Perry

Nayna Phillipsen

Karen C.Poisker

Barbara C.Poniatowski

Ann Possidente

Constance M. Pryor

Ann Rasenberger

Robin H. Reid

Bernadette Rock

Stephanie L. Sand

Georgeanne C. Santolla

Amy Schaefer

Terri Schreyer

Marge Schueler

Judy J. Schuur

B. Joan Scott

Lisa Seldomridge

Valerie Shearer

Darlene Shoemaker

Dianne C. Smith

Peggy Soderstrom

Karen Sullivan

Sandra Sundeen

Lana Thomas

Tammy J.Thompson

Patricia Travis

Eleanor Walker

Robin Wantz

Thank YOU Members

  • Joan Warren

  • Jan Watts

  • Elizabeth Weathington

  • Anna White

  • Carol Wiggins

  • Erica Williams

  • Karen Wons

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Please Join Us !!!

  • E-mail questions about subcommittee activities

  • Check the MBON website for meeting schedules and subcommittee Volunteer Form


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Major Focus

  • Education Subcommittee

    • MORE

      • Students

      • Faculty

      • Scholarships

      • Basic Graduates

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Major Focus

  • Recruitment Subcommittee

    • Collaborate! Collaborate! Collaborate!

      • Youth

      • Help from nurses and nursing students

      • Develop recruitment tools

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Major Focus

  • Retention Subcommittee

    • Value nurses

    • Respect nurses

    • Take control of career

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Major Focus

  • Workplace Issues

    • Give nurses their “due”

    • Acknowledge

      • Needs

      • Fears

      • Lifestyle

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