Nursing Workforce Initiative

Brief Description
NHF obtained UniHealth Foundation and The California Endowment funding to administer and analyze the second Nursing Workforce Initiative survey (HASC conducted the first survey in 2001) and to analyze the data it generated. Hospitals and colleges with nursing programs in the HASC member area were surveyed to understand hospitals’ nursing workforce needs, colleges’ experiences with enrolling and graduating nursing students, and existing hospital-college partnerships dedicated to graduating more nurses. A report for UniHealth Foundation analyzed the experiences of the hospitals it supports and a report for The California Endowment focused on the issues surrounding workforce diversity.