Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Data Analysis – FY2013
The Department of Higher Education (DHE), through the DHE’s Nursing and Allied Health Initiative (N&AHI) grant program, announced on August 7, 2013 an award of $46,607 to Commonwealth Corporation to complete their proposal to produce an update of a previously published document, "Massachusetts Healthcare Chartbook."
The contents of the updated version will feature a similar format to the original. However, some charts will be deleted or revised and new charts added with a greater emphasis on allied health professions. The new Chartbook may also include content related to current and future impacts of health care reform.
Nursing Education Redesign Grant Program -- FY2012
The Department of Higher Education (DHE) Nursing Education Redesign Grants for FY2012 were recently announced. The awards, totaling nearly $195,000, are made through the DHE’s Nursing and Allied Health Initiative (N&AHI). A one-page summary is provided for each.
- Salem State University: $45,020
"Easing the Transition between North Shore Community College and Salem State University"
- Simmons College: $49,978
"Home Care Nurse Residency Program: A Simmons College - Visiting Nurse Association of Boston Partnership to Advance the Nurse of the Future in Home Care"
- Springfield Technical Community College: $50,000
"STCC/UMass AD/RN to BS Seamless Curriculum"
- Worcester State University: $50,000
"New Pathways from ADN to BSN: The Blended Learning Model to Build Capacity in the Incumbent Nursing Workforce"
Nursing Education Redesign Grant Program -- FY2011
The Department of Higher Education (DHE), through the DHE's Nursing and Allied Health Initiative (N&AHI), has awarded over $242,000 as part of the Nursing Education Redesign Grant Program. The purpose of this grant program is to continue the development of innovations in all aspects of nursing education and especially to expand the scope and scale of successful, prior pilot projects.
The list of awards is as follows:
- Berkshire Community College: $28,350
"Strengthening Partnerships for Clinical Education in Long Term Care: Innovative Strategies for Exemplary Learning Experiences for Students"
Summary (.DOC) | Interim Report (.PDF) | Final Report (.PDF)
- Fitchburg State University: $50,000
"Education Innovation for LPNs to BS in Nursing"
Summary (.DOC) | Interim Report (.DOCX) | Final Report (.DOCX)
- Regis College: $54,140
"Transition into Practice Model Project"
Summary (.DOC) | Interim Report (.DOC) | Final Report (.DOC)
- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth: $59,793
"An Education-Service Partnership to Expand Implementation of Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies Across Academic/Practice Transition "
Summary (.DOC) | Interim Report (.DOC) | Final Report (.DOCX)
- University of Massachusetts Lowell: $50,000
"Enhancing Faculty, Student, and Staff Education and Opportunities in LTC"
Summary (.DOC) | Interim Report (.DOCX) | Final Report (.DOCX) | Appendices (.PDF)
New Education Model Aims to Improve Care for Older Adults
LTC Dedicated Education Unit