This article describes a health system’s work to implement a 10-year nursing workforce development plan based on the work of the state’s nursing workforce center. Key goals included improving nursing workforce diversity, advancing the education and certification of nurses, and building nursing leadership. Results were achieved through structural and operational standards, targeted financial incentives, and professional development strategies, including the design of a nurse residency program and optimization of academic relationships. Workforce development is a complex and multifaceted process that only succeeds with patience, resolve, and long-term organizational commitment. It also requires the support and full collaboration of state and regional workforce development efforts.
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Carol Bradley, BSN, MSN, RN, FAONL, is the former senior vice president and chief nursing officer (now retired) at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon, and is currently chief nursing executive at Prolucent Health in Tucson, Arizona. She can be reached at [email protected] Jana Bitton, MPA, is executive director at Oregon Center for Nursing in Portland, Oregon.
Published online: August 05, 2022
Accepted: June 23, 2022
Received in revised form: June 20, 2022
Received: April 28, 2022
Note: This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. The authors would like to express their gratitude to the exceptional nurse leaders at Legacy Health for their commitment to building and sustaining a strong nursing workforce.
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