Report Cover: Task Force on the NC Nursing Workforce Report May 2004

Task Force on the North Carolina Nursing Workforce Report

Published May 1, 2004

NCIOM Task Force on the North Carolina Nursing Workforce


The task force’s work focused on four primary areas: 1) nursing faculty recruitment and retention; 2) the capacity, quality, and accessibility of nursing education programs; 3) transitions from school to work; 4) the work environments within which North Carolina nurses practice. Following the task force process, members of the task force concluded that, without some intervention, North Carolina is likely to experience a severe shortage of nursing personnel (in addition to the current shortage of nursing assistants–especially in long-term care) in the coming decade due to the combination of an aging population and an aging workforce. This report presents the task force’s findings and recommendations.