Wisconsin’s Statewide Clinical Placement Summit: Meeting the Challenge of Expanding Clinical Nursing Opportunities. Roberta Gassman, Secretary Department of Workforce Development. Wisconsin’s Economy. Wisconsin’s Economy. Fiscal house in order and economy on track
Roberta Gassman, Secretary
Department of Workforce Development
30% in Health Care Careers
To increase nurse capacity
Affordable Health Care
-low wage adults, pregnant women
2nd Annual WI Health Care Workforce Report
Select Committee on Health Care Workforce Development formed in 2003-key stakeholders:
Health Care Organizations & Advocacy Groups- home health, nursing homes, & long-term care
Other government agencies
Senator Kohl’s Office
Nancy Sugden, Director
Wisconsin Area Health
Changing healthcare needs of the population
Current and projected shortages in the healthcare workforce
Chronic maldistribution of the workforce - number of rural and urban underserved areas (HPSAs)
Limited access of students from minority and rural backgrounds to health professions careers
April 2000 -
Formation of Health Care Workforce Coalition
joint project of WHA, AHEC and many other partners
April 2002 -
WTCS organized conference:
Taking Action! Creating Healthcare Workforce Solutions
Spring 2003 -
Formation of Governor’s Select Committee for HealthCare Workforce Development
Health Care Workforce Coalition
Development of regional collaborations under leadership of several different groups
Diminishing federal grant resources available to academic programs to address healthcare workforce issues (Title VII Health Professions funding)
Increasing appreciation of
Must expand capacity for clinical placement
What are “clinical placements”?
Coursework involving hands-on, direct care or service
experience and evaluation of the student’s skills,
variously referred to as:
Why are clinical placements so important?
Students need experiences outside the formal classroom, in community and patient care settings under the supervision of skilled practitioners, to develop their critical thinking and clinical judgment skills and learn to use those skills in a dynamic work environment.
What kind of students?
What kind of facilities?
Who teaches and supervises the students?
On-site staff are often called preceptors, mentors
or community faculty and may have volunteer
appointments with the academic program.
What are the expectations of the student?
Summer of 2006 survey of health professions programs indicated a need for more clinical placements in many disciplines.
Why initial focus on nursing?
Diverse curricula, but in general:
Core clinical skills
Community health and service learning
Ann Cook, RN, PhD
Wisconsin Center for Nursing
Professor, Columbia College of Nursing
Source: 2004 RN NSSS
Source: National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses: 2004
(Health Care Wisconsin: Report from the Governor's Health Care Workforce Shortage Committee, 2005; Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services)
Source: Survey conducted by Wisconsin Center for Nursing, 2006
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Retirement and Departure IntentionSurvey Data & Clinical Placement Efforts
Presenters: Cheryl Welch and Norma Tirado
▪ Affinity Health System ▪ Ripon Medical Center
▪ Agnesian HealthCare ▪ UW-Fond du Lac
▪ Aurora Health Care ▪ UW-Fox Valley
▪ BrightStar Health Care ▪ UW-Oshkosh
▪ Circle of Care Co-op ▪ Winnebago County Health Department
▪ Community Health Network: ▪ Wisconsin Center for Nursing
▪ Fox Valley Technical College
▪ Fox Valley Workforce Dev. Board
▪ Marian College
▪ Moraine Park Technical College
▪ Northeast WI AHEC
▪ Park View Health Center
From an October 2006 FVHCA Clinical Placement Summit, the three top issues surrounding clinical placements, were identified by attendees.
Each workgroup meets 1-2 times before each full FVHCA meeting and reports on its progress, while also asking for input/ suggestions from all members.
A Partial List of Successes to date:
* Development of FVHCA website: www.fvhca.org
* Job shadow requirements/paperwork has been standardized with major healthcare systems involved.
* Healthcare requirements have been standardized.
* Criminal background check group has been formed as a resource for schools.
Our goal was to gather relevant data to identify the specific healthcare workforce needs (in all areas, not just nursing) for the seven county region of the Fox Valley WDA: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Outagamie, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago Counties.
Major reasons in departure decision:
These surveys will:
For more information, please contact:
Cheryl Welch or
Jen Meyer at the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board
La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium
Mary Lu Gerke, RN, PhD
Academic and Service Facilities
Total = 202 potential sites
Winona State University-Minnesota
Program Planning and Development Director
Healthcare Education-Industry Partnership-Minnesota
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