The story of HealthImpact is an unlikely one. A small group of nurse leaders frustrated by the cyclical nursing shortages of the 1990’s in California decided it was time to come up with a systematic approach to the crisis. They were gathered at the annual conference of the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL), having drinks at the hotel bar after a day of meetings.
When Rick Becker graduated from nursing school in December of 2012, he had trouble finding a job. He was interested in a career that extended beyond the acute setting, and sought a way to become better prepared to meet community health needs.
We’ve got a new name. As the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care, we developed strong, diverse coalitions and served as a forum for collaborating, building and sharing what works. Now it’s time for our name to reflect that impact.
Building on a Strong Foundation: Preparing Bay Area Nurses for our Future, June 2, 2015 Many attendees have requested a copy of the PowerPoint presentation – see the links below!
For the Agenda: Building on a Strong Foundation
For the PowerPoint: Building on a Strong Foundation
The YouTube video of the webinar can now be accessed here: http://rnworkforce.ucsf.edu/publications/webinar-end-shortage-emerging-trends-californias-rn-labor-market