National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

The 2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference will be on June 10-12 in Denver!  The focus this year will be “State of the Nursing Workforce in an Era of Health Care Reform: Data, Trends, and New Collaborations”.  This conference will bring together nursing, healthcare, and workforce research leaders from across the country to discuss important issues related to the current and future nursing workforce of America and the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on this workforce.

Keynote speakers include:  Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN; Sheila Burke, MPA, RN, FAAN; Susan Dentzer; Kavita Patel, MD; Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN; and Richard Krugman, MD.  Our speakers will be leading discussions related to workforce data, nursing leadership, and education of our future healthcare providers in light of all the changes ahead based on healthcare reform, faculty shortages and issues critical to planning for our nation’s workforce needs.  Some topics will include:  ACA & workforce research/policy/impact; rural nursing workforce; APN; nursing workforce education; and late-breaking issues.

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