Brenda L Cleary

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Assuring a nurse workforce that is large enough and possesses the right competencies for the changing demographic and health reform scenarios of the early twenty-first century is nothing short of an imperative. Getting there will involve continual recruitment of a talented and diverse group of people and increasing nurses' progression to a more highly(More)
Pursuit of high-quality care depends, in part, on hospital leaders' ability to retain an experienced RN workforce. Yet, 55% of nurses plan to retire between 2011 and 2020, heightening the need to identify proven retention strategies. Findings from 7 case studies conducted at hospitals and nonhealthcare organizations publicly recognized for success retaining(More)
The North Carolina Center for Nursing (NCCN) examined the projected supply of nursing faculty in the state of North Carolina. Coupled with a longitudinal educational mobility study of the state's registered nurses, the forecast shows that the growing faculty shortage is real and that its root cause is a growing shortfall in the pipeline of RNs prepared(More)
PURPOSE To facilitate nurse workforce planning in the United States at the state level, the North Carolina Center for Nursing conducted a statewide survey of nurse employers to describe the current market for nurses; identify the types of nursing personnel in short supply; estimate the effect of organizational changes on nursing demand; examine preferences(More)
The purpose of this 3-year study was to test the efficacy of using a theoretical model based on Piaget's cognitive developmental stages for consistent behavioral and environmental interventions for persons at all stages of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD) in nursing home and special care units. The specific aims were to reduce problematic(More)
This article reviews long-range, strategic nursing workforce initiatives developing in 5 states. It also summarizes progress in establishing a national network of state nursing centers for sharing workforce data, and new education, workplace, and policy initiatives being undertaken by and on behalf of the nursing profession.
With the aging of the nursing workforce and expected retirement of large numbers of experienced nurses in the next decade, mitigating the impact that lost knowledge will have on organizational performance and patient outcomes is critical. The authors raise awareness of the problem, summarize observations procured from hospital nurse executive regarding(More)
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the development of a National Workforce Commission, multiple entities have increased their interest in collecting standardized health care workforce data at the state and national levels. In a tight budget environment, developing data sets which collect the minimum needed information that is necessary for(More)
Clinical observations and research studies have documented that people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD) appear to regress developmentally during the course of the disease. The purpose of this study was to prospectively determine the association between changes in Piaget levels of cognitive development and cognitive decline in nursing(More)