Also in 2016, the GNLC produced its first report using the data from the survey nurses complete when they renew their licenses to practice.
The GNLC plans to continue to analyze data and offer opportunities for nurses to develop skills that will help us step up to the plate and impact legislation and policies that has a broad effect on the health of the citizens of Georgia.
I hope you'll continue to support the initiatives of GNLC
through your generous donations, so we can keep the ball rolling on this important work for the nursing profession in Georgia.
Doctoral students and faculty, mark your calendars for the GNLC
Doctoral Symposium on November 1st at the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
is working on advancing all of the IOM recommendations, but is placing more emphasis on recommendations #1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 (see box below).
Led by GNA and the Georgia Hospital Association, GNLC
is working to increase the number of nurses with baccalaureate degrees to 80 percent by 2020; double the number of nurses with doctoral degrees by 2020; and build an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of nursing work force data.
Though GNLC formed workgroups to address all of the IOM recommendation, four have become the current focal point of GNLC efforts.
In 2012, the GNLC co-leads submitted a Future of Nursing State Implementation Program (SIP) grant application to RWJF for funding to support implementation of two these recommendations: doubling the number of doctorate-prepared nurses by 2020 and creating an infrastructure for data collection and dissemination.
Roy Simpson and Jane Dubow represented GNLC at the 2013 Campaign for Action National Summit in Washington, DC.
GNLC initiated a survey with plans for meeting the goal of 80 percent BSN nurses by 2020.
GNLC leveraged state dollars that were committed to expand doctoral nursing education in our state universities.
GNA and GNLC continue to request donations from Georgia hospitals, schools of nursing, nursing organizations and individuals.