New Studies Show Nursing Workforce Critical to Success of Health Reform

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Press Release, June 12, 2009

Health Affairs today unveiled a series of six studies examining the nursing workforce in the context of health reform. The papers were released at a forum presented by Health Affairs and the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) that featured a lively discussion among policy-makers, nursing leaders and researchers, and health reform experts. The Center is a joint initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The papers released today include:

Education Policy Initiatives to Address the Nurse Shortage
Linda H. Aiken, Robyn B. Cheung and Danielle M. Olds

The Recent Surge in Nurse Employment: Causes and Implications

Peter I. Buerhaus, David I. Auerbach and Douglas O. Staiger

Expanding the Capacity of Nursing Education
Brenda L. Cleary, Angela Barron McBride, Margaret L. McClure and Susan C. Reinhard

Addressing the Nursing Workforce: A Critical Element for Health Reform
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and John Rother

Nursing: A Key to Patient Satisfaction
Ann Kutney Lee, Matthew D. McHugh, Douglas M. Sloane, Jeannie P. Cimiotti, Linda Flynn, Donna Felber Neff and Linda H. Aiken

The Role of Nurses in Improved Hospital Quality and Efficiency: Real-World Results
Jack Needleman and Susan Hassmiller

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