Where Does Nurse Funding Go?

  1. 0 where does nurse funding go?
    a closer look at the states and regions that receive nurse funding.

    by: davis da and napier md

    publisher: robert wood johnson foundation
    published: may 05, 2009


    the factors contributing to the current u.s. nursing shortage are well-documented and have been given high priority by government agencies and funding organizations. although concerned health care professionals and funders have been supporting initiatives to improve the shortage, it is hard to determine the impact of their collective funding efforts. this issue brief summarizes a study that documented where nursing funding ends up regionally and categorically. results from the study will ideally encourage collaboration among nurse funders and more strategic choices about what areas of nursing and the country to fund to achieve the most leverage against the nursing crisis.



    key findings
    • [font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std][font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std]grants used to fund nursing education received the highest amount [font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std][font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std]of funding. [font=garamond be regular,garamond be regular][font=garamond be regular,garamond be regular]combined grants for nurse education from both private foundations and government agencies totaled $599 million.
    • [font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std][font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std]grants used to fund supply/demand studies received the lowest [font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std][font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std]amount of funding. [font=garamond be regular,garamond be regular][font=garamond be regular,garamond be regular]supply/demand studies forecast future nursing needs and discuss strategies to address the shortage. combined grants for supply/demand studies from both private foundations and government agencies totaled $21.1 million. eighty percent of these combined grants were used for recruitment and retention initiatives.
    • [font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std][font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std]organizations in the northeast received the largest amount of [font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std][font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std]private foundation nursing funds ($132 million), while organizations in the southwest received only $26 million. [font=garamond be regular,garamond be regular][font=garamond be regular,garamond be regular]within every region, however, there were highly funded states and poorly funded states.
    • [font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std][font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std]private foundations gave at least 67 percent of their grant dollars to [font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std][font=helveticaneuelt std,helveticaneuelt std]organizations in their own region. [font=garamond be regular,garamond be regular][font=garamond be regular,garamond be regular]the vast majority of foundations fund locally within their state or in neighboring states. states that have many foundations tended to be the states that received the most money

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  4. Visit  lyela} profile page
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    Why bother to read one more article that assumes a false premise?

    "the current U.S. nursing shortage":smackingf
    xtxrn, Not_A_Hat_Person, IowaKaren, and 4 others like this.
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    Quote from lyela
    Why bother to read one more article that assumes a false premise?

    "the current U.S. nursing shortage":smackingf


    I agree whole-heartedly; my first reaction as I skimmed the beginning of the post was: WHAT Nursing


    Shortage?????


    PPffffffftT!
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    In reading the article this is about promoting/entrenching NPs. Which is OK.
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