To see a complete listing of workforce papers click here. The yellow box on the right side of the screen contains a sampling of the documents.
IHA's Council on Workforce Development was formed to bring expertise and leadership to these efforts. The council identified the following three areas as the most pressing issues in recruitment and retention of health care professionals in Indiana:
- Increase pipeline for nursing and other shortage professions;
- Develop mid-level leaders to enhance retention; and
- Conduct proactive educational initiatives to enhance employee relations.
In addition, IHA is working closely with the IU School of Medicine, the State Board of Nursing, Indiana Oranziation of Nurse Executives, and other organizations to find solutions.
IN FOCUS: Indiana Nursing Workforce Facts
- 56 percent of current Indiana nurse educator workforce is projected to retire by 2010
- 2006 report shows an immediate need to fill 48 vacant positions in Indiana Schools of Nursing
- Nursing shortage is directly related to schools inabilities to expand enrollment due to a shortage of nurse educators.
- Approximately 1,600 qualified students seeking admission are turned away (INWDC annual survey of Indiana nursing programs).
HR Benchmarking Report
Data submitted for the HR benchmarking survey is used to create reports that give participants a comparative snapshot of open positions, vacancy numbers, and turnover rates by state, district, and peer group.
Indiana Area Health Education Centers:
Other Workforce Development Resources:
Health Workforce Information Center
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Indiana Nursing Workforce Development Coalition
Richard Lugar Center for Rural Helath
Opportunities in Medicine in Indiana
Indiana Area Health Education Centers Network
Kathy Wallace is the IHA contact for workforce development initativies. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-423-7740.