Nursing Matters October 2014

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Nursingmatters October 2014


Volume 25, Number 10

InsIde: Wisconsin nursing Workforce: Health care delivery system needs redesign


AnA publishes new book on home health nursing with essentials for all levels


Mysterious Borderline Personality disorder is revealed through eyes of American Teen





WnA participates in Governor’s Healthcare Workforce Policy Academy Wisconsin is one of seven states selected to participate in the National Governor’s Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices Policy Academy. The NGA Policy Academy is providing support to Wisconsin in the development of a coordinated health care work force plan. The overall goal of “Building a Transformed Healthcare Workforce: Moving from Planning to Implementation” is to ensure that the health care work force can meet the needs of the people of Wisconsin into the foreseeable future. The Academy will focus on recognizing and anticipating changes in health care delivery and the future population in Wisconsin in order to design a delivery system capable of providing the highest quality care in the most efficient manner. The NGA Policy Academy is a highly interactive process meant to serve as a catalyst for policy change. Participating states work with experts within the NGA Center, other national experts, and peers to produce action plans based on research and the practical experience of state policymakers facing similar issues across the country. NGA Policy Academy success requires a substantial commitment on the part of state and core teams. By the end of the process, states will have developed and begun implementing an action plan. Past policy academies have resulted in executive orders, new legislation, changes in regulations, pilot programs, and the creation of formal working groups. As an invited member, WNA

WNA members working on the Governor’s Healthcare Workforce Policy Academy include, counterclockwise from center, Nancy Sugden, Assistant Dean UW School of Medicine and Public Health (her back to the camera); George Quinn, Wisconsin Hospital Association Senior Advisor; Debbie Rickelman, Vice President WHA Information Center; Nancy Nankieil, Wisconsin Medical Society Senior Vice President Quality; Gina DennikChampion, Wisconsin Nurses Association Executive Director; and Jodi Johnson , WHA Vice President Workforce and Clinical Practice.

attended the first meeting of the core team June 18 where they were provided with the background of Wisconsin’s proposal to the NGA and introduced to the process used for developing the planning strategy. Team members are participating in five Core Areas; each will have a vision statement, goals, objectives, strategies and outcome measures/

serves as part of the core team led by Senior Policy Advisor Jon Hoelter from the Office of Governor Scott Walker. The core team is comprised of state department agencies, associations representing health care professionals, providers, and education institutions. WNA President, Lea Acord RN, Ph.D. and WNA Executive Director, Gina DennikChampion MSN, RN, MSHA

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