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  • Date
    2009-04-23
  • Title
    Nurse Workforce Planning: The Key to Success
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Healthcare Quarterly, Longwoods
  • Year
    2009
  • Author
    Smith, CA
  • Description
    "With the nursing shortage looming and planned growth, not only at the Ottawa Hospital (TOH) but within our region, TOH recognized the need to have a workforce plan that would accurately predict the number of nurses TOH would have to hire annually for three and five years. A review of the literature identified the key steps to take in workforce planning, but there were no models in existence to address the unique characteristics of nursing. A program logic model was used to develop the model and the evaluation framework for the accuracy of its predictions. This evidence-based workforce planning model has had a variance of < 5% for each of the past four years; the projected growth was accurately forecasted and has allowed TOH to be proactive in its recruitment initiatives." (abstract from website)
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy
  • Keywords
    nurse workforce planning, canada, planning models,
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