In 2012, more than 59,000 nurses held licenses to practice as registered nurses in Louisiana. Nurses comprise the largest segment of Louisiana’s health care workforce. They deliver the most patient care and are trained in the coordination of care across the health continuum. To help predict the demand for nurses to meet growing healthcare needs, we must assess the current nursing workforce. The Louisiana Center for Nursing regularly performs studies to ensure there is accura
The Louisiana Action Coalition is part of a national effort to transform health care through nursing. States across the country have formed coalitions to advance the goals of the campaign. What is the campaign about? What is being accomplished? Read the Q & A to learn more.
6/20/2013 5:10:00 PM: With more than 3 million members, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation’s health care workforce. Working on the front lines of patient care, nurses can play a vital role in helping realize the objectives set forth in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, legislation that represents the broadest health care overhaul since the 1965 creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. A number of barriers prevent nurses from being able to respond e