The DHE’s Nursing and Allied Health Initiative performs a critical intermediary role as facilitator and independent broker of public and private partnerships of higher education faculty and executives, health care employers, industry associations and other key stakeholders. This initiative also sponsors, leads and coordinates statewide and regional pilot innovation programs to increase the supply of qualified nurses and allied health professionals, increase the capacity of nursing faculty in our higher education institutions, and reform curriculum to address emerging industry requirements for healthcare quality improvements.
For more information, go to About the Nursing & Allied Health Initiative.
The Centralized Clinical Placement (CCP) Faculty Database is designed to connect nursing programs with faculty candidates in order to fill vacant faculty positions and build faculty capacity.
With the CCP Faculty Database, nursing programs are able to post open positions, search and view faculty candidate profiles, and respond to candidate inquiries. Faculty candidates are able to post profiles, search and view open positions, and submit inquiries about positions.
There are over 21,000 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in Massachusetts alone. Beginning as an LPN affords those with low income, single parents, career changers and new immigrants a quick admission to the workforce. This brings a more diverse population into nursing that otherwise would not have had the opportunity to enter the profession. There is broad agreement that a diverse nursing workforce is essential to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse population.
These practical nursing students show extreme dedication and commitment by completing rigorous PN programs, some as short as 10 months, to prepare them to begin their careers. For some, this will be the start of a pathway to becoming a registered nurse and LPN to BSN programs are filling that need.