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Findings From the 2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting

Kowalski, Karren PhD, RN; Satre, Mary BSN, RN; Warshawsky, Nora E. PhD, RN

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: October 2015 - Volume 45 - Issue 10 - p 474–476
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000237
Departments: CGEAN Perspectives

Estimating the future nursing workforce needs is critical to all aspects of nursing care. Currently, the healthcare system is undergoing chaotic change, and predicting the workforce needs over the next 10 years has been challenging. The efforts of Dr Peter Buerhaus and his associates in addressing nursing workforce issues over the last 25 years are a hallmark. Dr Buerhaus joined forces with the state nursing workforce centers to discuss new approaches to this critical issue.

Author Affiliations: President & CEO, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, and President, CGEAN (Dr Kowalski), Denver, Colorado; Graduate Student (Ms Satre), University of Colorado, Boulder; and Assistant Professor (Dr Warshawsky), College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington.The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Kowalski, 5290 E. Yale Circle, Ste 102, Denver, CO 80222 (

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