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Leading today for the workforce of tomorrow

Leading Today for the Workforce of Tomorrow

Judith M. Hansen, MS, BSN, RN

WCN Executive Director


  • Recognize WCN as resource for nursing workforce data

  • Present role of WCN in leading the Future of Nursing™ Campaign for Action in Wisconsin

  • Share current initiatives on nursing workforce data as relates to key message #4 in the IOM report


  • Assure an adequate, well-prepared and diverse nurse workforce to meet the needs of the citizens of Wisconsin


Wisconsin will have a nursing workforce that is:

  • diverse

  • sufficient in number

  • appropriately educated

  • effectively utilized, and

  • adequately supported

History of wcn
History of WCN

  • 2001 – Nursing leaders with a vision for collaboration & redesign

  • 2001-2004 - Awareness, communication, partnerships, funding

  • 2005 – WCN established & Board of Directors appointed

  • 2006 – Hired first full-time Executive Director 2006 - Website created: www.wicenterfornursing.org

  • 2006- Established 501(c)(3) status

History of wcn continued
History of WCN, continued

  • 2007 - Advisory Council established

  • 2007 – RWJF Partners Investing in Nursing (PIN) grant – Faye McBeath Foundation partnership

  • 2008 – Medical College of WI - Healthier WI Partnership Program grant

  • 2009 – Successful legislation to collect, analyze & disseminate nursing workforce data for a statewide plan

  • 2010 – Wisconsin RN Survey – Historical ‘first’ survey of 77,553 nurses

  • 2011 – Wisconsin LPN Survey & Education Survey

  • 2011 – Website redesign

Work of wcn
Work of WCN

Focused in four core nursing workforce areas:

  • Data

  • Education

  • Partnerships

  • Leadership

    WCN Board of Directors is comprised of nursing leaders from Wisconsin nursing organizations, healthcare systems and educational institutions.

Wcn partnerships
WCN Partnerships

  • Administrators of Nursing Educators of Wisconsin (ANEW)

  • Faye McBeathFoundation

  • Healthy WI Partnership Program

  • Milwaukee Chapter Black Nurses Association

  • Public and Private Nursing Education Programs in Wisconsin

  • Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

  • WI Area Health Education Centers

  • WI Technical Colleges Nursing Educator Administrators

  • WI Council on Workforce Investment

  • WI Association of School Nurses

  • WI Association of Colleges & Schools of Nursing

  • WI Department of Health Services

  • WI Department of Safety & Professional Services

  • WI Department of Workforce Development

  • WI Hospital Association

  • WI Nurses Association

  • WI Nursing Coalition

  • WI Public Health Association

  • WI Organization Nursing Executives

  • WI Assn. Licensed Practical Nurses

  • WI League for Nursing

  • WI Hispanic Nurses Association

  • WI Scholars-Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

Forum of state nursing workforce centers
Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers

  • WCN is a member of The Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers

  • National nursing workforce network

  • Minimum Data Sets for Supply, Education & Demand surveys

  • www.nursingworkforcecenters.org

Wcn strategic priorities
WCN Strategic Priorities

  • Strengthening our capacity to bring together multiple nursing interest into one coherent platform and message around workforce issues

  • Leading the Wisconsin response to the Institute of Nursing (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing

  • Critically analyzing and disseminating nursing workforce data

    Ultimate product:

    Statewide Nursing Workforce plan by June 2013

Wisconsin statutes chapter 106 30
Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 106.30

  • Mandated re-licensure surveys

  • Designated state nursing center

  • Develop strategies to ensure a nursing workforce that is adequate to meet the current & future health care needs of this state

Wisconsin statutes chapter 106 301
Wisconsin Chapter 106.30Statutes Chapter 106.30

  • Monitoring trends

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of nursing education programs in increasing access to those programs

  • Enhancing career mobility for nurses especially in underrepresented populations of nurses

  • Facilitating partnerships between the nursing community and other health care providers

  • Promote diversity within the nursing profession

  • Enhance leadership development for nurses

  • Achieve consensus regarding policies aimed at ensuring adequate nursing workforce in this state.

Current data initiatives by wcn
Current Data Initiatives by WCN Chapter 106.30

  • 2010 RN Survey Analysis (n=77,553)

  • 2011 LPN Survey, plan for analysis (n=14, 165)

  • ‘At a Glance’ summaries of nursing surveys

  • 2011 Education Survey Analysis

  • Planning for 2012 RN Survey

  • 2012 pilot demand survey for mental health settings for redesign behavioral health nursing in Southeast Wisconsin as part of Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future (PIN) grant

Repository for data reports
Repository for Data Reports Chapter 106.30

  • Website www.wicenterfornursing.org

  • Data & workforce reports; tables , resources

Future of nursing iom in wisconsin initial efforts
Future of Nursing & IOM in Wisconsin – Initial Efforts Chapter 106.30

  • October, 2010 Littlefield Lecture Series – UW Madison School of Nursing; Donna Shalala keynote speaker.

  • May, 2011 – Wisconsin Dells – “The IOM Report: Building the Future of Nursing in Wisconsin” sponsored by WCN and WNC

  • 229 participants; 24 baccalaureate & ADN programs

  • Keynote speakers: Peter Buerhaus, Vanderbilt University & Ellen Murphy UWM

  • Regional breakout groups

Wisconsin action coalition
Wisconsin – Action Coalition Chapter 106.30

  • Nursing leadership in WI approached WCN to apply for Action Coalition status

  • One per state; consistent, unified reporting

  • Application requirement for local nursing organization PLUS ‘non-nurse entity’

  • Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative partnership

  • Action Coalition status granted September 6, 2011

  • Outreach to other non-nursing groups critical

Wisconsin action coalition1
Wisconsin – Action Coalition Chapter 106.30

  • Faye McBeath Foundation - $15,000 start up money for Action Coalition activities

  • Opportunity to mobilize nursing & non-nursing partners to implement IOM recommendations

  • Utilize data already being gathered & analyzed

  • Perfect timing for all to come together

  • Synergistic outcomes

Wisconsin action coalition2
Wisconsin – Action Coalition Chapter 106.30

  • Central ‘hub’ to connect Wisconsin Activities to the national campaign

  • Info-line info@wicenterfornursing.org

  • Updates on regional work on website page www.wicenterfornursing.org

  • Discussion Forum planned for website to network, share ideas, showcase what is going on in state

  • Getting the gears in motion for ACTION in Wisconsin

Thank you
Thank you! Chapter 106.30

Contact info:

Judith M. Hansen, MS, BSN, RN

Executive Director – WI Center for Nursing

1921 East Hartford Ave.PO Box 413

Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Office: 414-229-6014

Cell: 414-801-NURS (6877)