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Webinar: Trends in the Current Workforce

Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN Vanderbilt UMC

Date: April 16, 2013 | Time: 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT  

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This is an RN.com CE webinar event. Registered nurses who attend the webinar and complete the webinar evaluation survey will earn 1.0 contact hour.


Dr. Buerhaus will begin by providing background information on key trends in employment and demographics in the US nursing workforce. He will then discuss the most recent projections of the future supply of RNs nationally and on a regional basis, and show new data on why the longer-term forecasts are improving chances for an actual growth in the supply of RNs over the next two decades, noting the effect of the surge in young people entering the nursing profession. Dr. Buerhaus will then focus on the near-term future and describe the countercyclical nature of the health care industry, noting how the great recession has created a RN employment bubble, and the near-term implications to employers once a convincing overall jobs recovery begins and the RN employment bubble either “bursts” or ” leaks”. He will then examine new data on the dramatic growth in the capacity of the nursing education system and its implications for the nursing workforce.

Benefits of Attending:

The learner will be able to identify the latest forecasts of the future age and size of the RN workforce, including forecasts at the region level of the US

  • The learner will be able to identify how the recession has impacted hospital RN employment
  • The learner will be able to understand trends in the number of new nurses being educated and their impact on the near- and long-term workforce  

About Dr. Buerhaus:

Dr. Peter Buerhaus is a nurse and a healthcare economist. He is the Valere Potter Distinguished Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Before coming to Vanderbilt University, Dr. Buerhaus was assistant professor of health policy and management at Harvard School of Public Health where he developed the Harvard Nursing Research Institute and its post-doctoral program in nursing health services research.

Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAANDr. Buerhaus maintains an active research program involving studies on the economics of the nursing workforce, nurse and physician workforce forecasting, developing and testing measures of hospital quality of care, and determining public and provider opinions on issues involving the delivery of health care, with almost 100 published articles.  

Dr. Buerhaus earned his baccalaureate degree in nursing from Mankato State University (1976), a master’s degree in nursing health services administration from The University of Michigan (1981), master’s degree in community health nursing from Wayne State University (1983), a doctoral degree from at Wayne State University (1990), and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation post doctoral faculty fellowship in health care finance at The Johns Hopkins University.

On September 30, 2010, Dr. Buerhaus was appointed to Chair the National Health Workforce Commission, which was established under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Among other responsibilities, the Commission (once funded) will provide advice to the Congress and to the President on national health care workforce policy.

About the Sponsor:

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. is healthcare’s workforce innovator, providing a broad spectrum of workforce solutions and staffing services to the nation’s healthcare facilities. As the innovative workforce solutions partner, AMN’s managed services programs, recruitment process outsourcing and consulting services enable providers to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes within the rapidly evolving healthcare environment. AMN achieves unparalleled access to the largest network of clinically advanced healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities offered to clinicians. Clients include acute-care hospitals, government facilities, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups and many other healthcare settings. For more information, visit http://www.amnhealthcare.com.

Contact AMN Healthcare:

JoAnn Catalano at joann.catalano@amnhealthcare.com or Melissa Polly at melissa.polly@amnhealthcare.com.

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After listening to the webinar presentation, complete the webinar evaluation online. After submitting the evaluation, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion for this activity.

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