The Importance and Impact of Nurse Leader Engagement With State Nursing Workforce Centers: Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic

Garrett K. Chan, K. T. Waxman, Margarita Baggett, Debra Bakerjian, Mary Dickow, Karen A. Grimley, Anna J. Kiger

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic caused unparalleled morbidity and mortality across the globe. Health care agencies, public health departments, and academic institutions experienced widespread disruption to usual operations. These events had an adverse impact on the nursing workforce. Nurse leaders in California rallied to identify and remediate the effects of COVID-19 on the nursing workforce. This article describes the strategy and interventions. Nurse leaders should invest resources in state workforce centers to ensure the health and supply of a strong nursing workforce.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNurse Leader
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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