Presentation on theme: "Arkansas Partnership for Nursing’s Future (APNF)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Arkansas Partnership for Nursing’s Future (APNF) February 13, 2014APNF Employer Advisory Meeting
2 Arkansas Partnership for Nursing’s Future (APNF) Amount of Grant: $4,952,848Timeframe:April 1, 2012toApril 2, 2016
3 APNF PurposeThe overall goal of the H-1B Technical Skills Training grants funded by DOL is to reduce H-1B visas for foreign workers by educating Americans to fill those jobs.APNF Target: Serve a minimum of 1,500 individuals for careers in the nursing profession, which ranges from Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to Registered Nurses (RN).
4 APNF Project PartnersArkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC)14 Participating Two-Year CollegesASUMHASUNBRTCCCCUAEACCNWACCOZCPTCPCCUARMCCSACCSEARKUACCHUACCMUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)Employer PartnersArkansas Hospital Assn.Arkansas Health Care Assn.Local Healthcare EmployersArkansas State Board of NursingArkansas Workforce Investment BoardArkansas Community Foundation
5 APNF Project Outcomes Participants Served - 1500 (70% of goal) Begin Training (81% of goal)Complete Training – (23% of goal)Completers with Credentials (11% of goal)CNA’s – 168LPN’s – 200ADN’s – 300BSN’s – 100Enter EmploymentRetained Employment
6 APNF - Who Are We Training? CNA’sLPN’sRN’sADN’sBSN’sJob Seekers: UnemployedUnderemployedDislocated WorkersExisting Workforce
7 APNF Program Strategies Utilize Distance Education to Deliver TrainingProviding increased access and opportunities for trainingDevelop a Statewide Preceptor (Asst. Clinical Instructor) Training ProgramAn effort to address the shortage of clinical training opportunities
8 APNF Project Highlights ADN to BSN Accelerated (ABA) Pilot ProgramUAMS College of Nursing Website- (http://nursing.uams.edu/academic-programs/apnf/)Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC)- Eight TYC’s working collaboratively to advance LPN training without leaving their communitiesDistance Education Technologies- ARE-ON, Collaborate, Blackboard, Wimba, etc.
9 Employer AssistanceProvide Input Regarding Training Needs and Industry TrendsPromote/Communicate the APNF Grant Program to Individuals Seeking Educational/Training OpportunitiesRefer Individuals Interested in Training Along the Nursing Career Pathway to Key Grant Program Contacts for Assessment and Program Intake activitiesJob Placement Assistancehttps://etagrantees.workforce3one.org/ws/etagrantees/pages/resources.aspx?pparams=
10 Employer Input What are your training needs? Are there emerging healthcare trends that will have an impact on the nursing profession?Note: Please complete the questionnaire that is in your packet. You may either leave it with us today or send it to Mark McManus
11 Key APNF Training Provider Contacts Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC)Ellen Sullivan, Project Manager APNF GrantUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)Larronda Rainey, Project Manager APNF Grant
12 ADWS Contact Information- Lisa Ferrell – Program CoordinatorMark McManus – Accountability SpecialistRebecca Edwards – Administrative Assistant