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Represents more than 130 hospitals and health care entities across the state of Oklahoma

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A national repository for health care workforce information

Governor’s Council on Workforce and Economic Development
Brings together leaders from across a variety of private and public sector organizations to develop a strategy for accelerated economic growth and to provide direction to state administration

Forum for State Nursing Workforce Centers
A group of nurse workforce entities that provide a sustainable network for collaboration and communication among statewide nursing workforce entities

Center to Champion Nursing in America
Addresses the growing nurse and nursing faculty shortage that threatens access to health care and quality of care across our nation

ITT Technical Institute
Sets the standards for an associate RN degree

Health Care Pathway
A website designed to help you find your ideal place in the health care field

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Oklahoma Nurses Association
A community of nurses across all specialties and practice settings working to promote the profession of nursing in Oklahoma

Institute for Oklahoma Nursing Education
An organization designed to support nursing education and nurse educators in Oklahoma

Best Nursing Degree
The most complete directory on the web of US nursing schools and programs

Nursing Degree Guide
A complete database of nursing programs accredited by the CCNE and NLNAC on the web—featuring over 7,000 programs and NCLEX exam pass rates for most programs

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2008 Oklahoma Health Education Report

Oklahoma hospitals invest significant dollars to support health care education in order to build the health care workforce, according to a recent study conducted by the Oklahoma Health Care Workforce Center and the Oklahoma Hospital Association. As the state braces for a severe shortage of health care workers, hospitals in Oklahoma invested $30,119,801 in scholarships, paid internships/externships, employee tuition waivers, clinical supervision of students, faculty positions, and more in order to support nursing and allied health students from 2005-2007.

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Governor's Council on Workforce and Economic Development (GCWED)

Governor’s Council Announces Results Of Health Care Industry Study

Oklahoma City, OK - April 10, 2006 - If current trends continue, by 2012 Oklahoma is expected to have a shortage of more than 3,000 nurses, 600 lab technicians, 400 physical therapists, 300 surgical technologists and nearly 200 occupational therapists, according to an industry report released today by the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development (GCWED). The Health Care Industry Analysis Report, the first of a series of selected industries, assesses supply and demand and provides a gap analysis of the current and future workforce needs of Oklahoma’s health care industry. [ Read full press release ]

Source: www.okcommerce.gov

PDF fileHealth Care Industry Analysis Report Part 1
PDF fileHealth Care Industry Analysis Report Part 2
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Health Care Industry Analysis Report Part 3

Oklahoma Hospital Association Surveys

In 2005 and 2008, OHA surveyed member and non-member hospitals throughout the state in order to determine Oklahoma’s need for hospital nurses and allied health workers today and in the future. A summary of statewide vacancies, vacancy rates and turnover rates is included. During this same timeframe, a similar survey was also sent to Oklahoma nursing homes, home health agencies, hospices, public health and ambulatory care facilities. Results of these surveys are below.

PDF file 2008 Health Care Industry Vacancy/Turnover & Educational Capacity Data (PPT)
PDF file 2008 Health Care Industry Vacancy/Turnover & Educational Capacity Data (Report)


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