Nursing & Allied Health Initiative: Big News-34% Increase in BSN graduates in MA from 2010 to 2013!

3rd Annual Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Summit

Innovation, Education and Partnerships for Building a Culture of Health

Left to right:  David Cedrone, Associate Commissioner for Economic and Workforce Development, MA Dept. of Higher Education; Patricia Crombie, Project Director for MA Action Coalition and APIN Grant; Joanne Disch, Professor ad Honorem, University of Minnesota School of Nursing; Amanda Stefancyk Oberlies, CEO, Organization of Nurse Leaders, MA, RI, NH, CT.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN
RWJF Fellow; AARP, former Board Chair; National Center for Healthcare Leadership, Board Member; American Academy of Nursing, former President; Professor ad Honorem, University of Minnesota
PDF Building healthy communities is a team sport with individual effort


Tina Gerardi, MS, RN, CAE
Deputy Executive Director, National Program Office
PDF Outcomes from the APIN Grant: Academic Progression Strategies to Assist Current and Future RNs Achieve the BSN


Patricia M. Crombie, MSN, RN
Director, Healthcare-Nursing, Department of Higher Education & Project Director, Massachusetts Action Coalition
PDF Report of the MA Action Coalition (MAAC) & Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) Grant

Morning Panel

A panel discussion of new initiatives and partnership around the Commonwealth
Everett Community Health Partnership (ECHP), Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, MA Association of Public Health Nurses (MAPHN), Mattapan Community Health Center, Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center
PDF Building Healthy Communities – Best Practices

Summary of Poster Presentations

Elizabeth Goncalves, Baystate Medical Center
Transforming Nursing Orientation: Meeting the Needs of the Contemporary Healthcare Professional
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Diane Shea, Emmanuel College
Helping to build a diverse nursing workforce: A Dual Admission Program to facilitate urban Associate Degree Program graduates to pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
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Carol Kronopolus, Hebrew Senior Life
Partnerships in Career Advancement for Certified Nurse Assistants
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Maureen Bannan, Hebrew Senior Life, Dedham
Restructuring Safe Transitions in Care for Elders from the Post Acute Care Setting to Home
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Haley Gleason, Home Care Aide Council
Home Care for Older Clients with Mental and Behavioral Health Diagnoses: Workforce Implications
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Charlotte Stepanian, Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses
Building a diverse workforce to enhance patient and population outcomes
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Patricia Murray, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester
The Benefits of Collaborative Interdisciplinary Management on Work Related Injuries: A Case Study
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Edith Claros, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester
Building Blocks: Launching a New Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Online Program
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Ta-wei Lin, Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Center
Geographical distribution and hotspot analysis of primary practice locations of registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses in Massachusetts
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Linda Andrist, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Strengthening the Academic-Practice Partnership to Support Interprofessional Clinical Education
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Eileen Costello, Mount Wachusett Community College
Integration of the NOFNCC into PN and ADN Program Student Learning Outcomes
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Ruth Amador, National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Coaching and Mentoring Hispanic Nurses within Professional Organizations
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Angela MacDonald, Roxbury Community College
ADN Curriculum Framework Based on Nurse of the Future Model
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Anne DeFelippo, Salem State University
The Trilogy of Transformation: Partnership, Collaboration, and Reciprocity
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Susan Duty, South Shore Hospital
Academic Practice Partnership for Transformational Leadership Development and Translating Research into Practice
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Diane Howes, Southcoast Health
Southcoast Health and Bristol Community College partnership to promote a diverse workforce to enhance patient and population outcomes
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Sharon Grundel, Training and Workforce Options, Springfield Technical Community College
The Business Case for Investing in the Direct Care Workforce
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