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New Studies Show Nursing Workforce Critical to Success of Health Reform
Date:6/12/2009

staffing and organization of hospital nursing affects quality and cost, nurses must be actively involved in process improvement directed at quality and efficiency. Magnet accreditation and the Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) program show how nurses and staff, supported by leadership, can lead the improvement of health care quality and efficiency.

The Center to Champion Nursing in America is a joint initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Center's goals are to increase funding to expand nursing education to prepare right-sized and richly skilled nursing workforce; to increase the involvement of nurses in decision making about care delivery and management; to increase the number of nurses remaining in the workforce past traditional retirement age; and to decrease turnover amount new nursing graduates. For more information, visit www.championnursing.org.

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