“We need consistent data and solutions-minded collaborations to make nursing workforce decisions in this climate,” McCauley said. “We are excited to partner with the Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition and other state agencies and organizations to lead this effort.”
To mend the local nursing shortage, the Georgia Nursing Workforce Center will work to address retention, recruitment, educational capacity and the distribution of nursing workforce resources through research.
“A healthy and well nursing workforce is key to a healthy and well Georgia,” Chelsea Hagopian, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, assistant clinical professor at the School of Nursing, said in a press release. “The opportunity for learning and community with this center will help to strengthen and promote a diverse, inclusive, and equity-minded nursing workforce, prepared and supported to meet Georgia’s health and care needs. Being a part of this important collaborative work is a privilege and a joy.”