Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Cost of Nurse Migration

The cost of CARICOM nurse migration is the focus of this news article reporting on a recent meeting at the PAHO headquarters in Barbados.
"Emigration of nurses is costing some CARICOM countries an estimated US$16 million in losses. This cost accounts for training and retraining people to replace those nurses who leave for greener pastures."
This is indeed worisome, as is the cost to many other countries when their nurses emigrate to a CARICOM nation. However it was acknowledged at this meeting that the problem is a global one...
"In order to address this worldwide shortage of nurses, governments and professional organisations must find creative ways of making the profession more attractive.”
Click post title to read article from the Stabroek News.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Championing Global Nursing Education

ICN Nursing Education Network (ICNEN) Memership is Growing!
"With the new international realities of migration, advances in communication technology, and a worldwide nursing shortage, educating and preparing a diverse nursing workforce has become a critical priority. To address this, the International Council of Nurses has established the ICN Nursing Education Network (ICNEN) in order to provide a forum to address nursing education issues worldwide."

NDNQI for Nursing Quality Improvement

The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®) is a proprietary repository of nursing statistics. The American Nurses Association collects and evaluates this unique, unit-specific, nurse-sensitive data from hospitals in the United States.
Participating facilities can then use this comparative data for quality improvement purposes.
Click here to read more from ANA about the database.
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