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Description - Nursing Policy Research by Geri L. Dickson

This book describes key issues related to the dwindling nurse supply, most of the causes of which are well known, and outlines recent research and strategies to enhance the recruitment, education, and retention of the nursing workforce. It emphasizes the role of doctoral prepared nurses in health care policy development and illustrates how research findings can be utilized to generate evidence-based policies that support growth in the workforce. It fosters improvements in all nursing work environments to assure long-term retention.Contributors represent leading academic institutions, foundations, health policy groups including the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (US Dept of Health & Human Services), and nursing centers focusing on workforce research and policy.This book covers latest research findings on nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes and nurse recruitment and retention. It examines nursing education issues such as the faculty shortage, recruitment of high school students, and the role of clinical simulation in teaching. It describes how nursing workforce centers are combating the nursing shortage, effective methods to forecast nurse supply and demand, and how to secure funding for workforce projects.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826133335
ISBN-10: 0826133339
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Geri L. Dickson

Geri L. Dickson, PhD, RN, is founder and Executive Director of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing affiliated with the Rutgers University College of Nursing.||Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, and her master's degree and doctorate from Rutgers University. She did postdoctoral education at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania, under the direction of Dr. Linda Aiken. She is currently the Director of Research of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Rutgers College of Nursing, where she also serves as Assistant Professor. She has taught courses in research and policy to masters and doctoral students for many years