The Nursing Workforce: Trends and Challenges

Author: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP

Presentation to NCGA Joint Legislative Workforce Development System Reform Oversight Committee

March 1, 2016


Presentation Overview:

  • Basic statistics on licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives
    • Education
    • Supply
    • Distribution
  • Challenges facing NC’s nursing workforce
    • Maldistribution by geography and setting
    • Lack of diversity
    • The shift to the BSN as entry degree
    • Preparing nurses for roles in a transformed health care system
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