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City & State New York

A new report addressing challenges to statewide registered nursing recruitment and retention will be released at the Healthier Communities, Healthier People summit on Wednesday, hosted by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation at the Museum of the City of New York and presented by City & State.

The study, prepared by Mother Cabrini in partnership with the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies, will detail leading causes of nursing shortages and potential strategies to be implemented by New York state hospitals. Based on interviews and focus groups with chief nursing executives and human resource experts hailing from 60 hospitals, the analysis will identify the most promising solutions to address the shortage.

“This study is further evidence of the pervasive RN shortages and workplace culture challenges that are urgently impacting all aspects of health systems in New York – from staff experience and patient outcomes to the sustainability of hospitals,” said Jean Moore, director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies. “Conducting this research is necessary to identify key challenges and map out both short and long-term solutions that will support our RN workforce for years to come.”

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The Leader-Herald

Anyone planning to study to become a registered nurse will be required to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing within 10 years of becoming a Registered Nurse, according to a bill signed into law this week by the governor.

…the proportion of active RNs ages 55 and older increased in both rural and urban areas of the state, according to the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the State University of New York at Albany. Between 2005-2009 and 2010-2014, active RNs in rural areas between the ages of 18 and 54 increased by less than 1 percent, while those 55 and older increased by 26.5 percent. Active RNs in urban areas between the ages of 18 and 54 decreased by 1.2 percent while those 55 and older increased by almost a third–29.4 percent.

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Poughkeepsie Journal

The number of nursing graduates in New York statehas spiked over the past decade, and hospitals in the mid-Hudson Valley are benefiting. The number of registered nurses graduating each year has more than doubled since 2002, according to a new report by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies.

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