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What Happened to the Nursing Workforce?

December 1, 2023

Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Friday, December 1, 2023, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

The health care workforce is facing labor shortages in multiple professions. The shortage of nurses is particularly acute. Multiple causes have been blamed for the nurse shortage including, burnout, uneven distribution, demographic shifts and the rise of travel and agency nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as the threat of pandemic has eased, and the shortage persists. Join Penn LDI and a panel of experts to dive into this multifaceted issue to explore how stakeholders, including policymakers, health care organizations, and educational institutions might work together to solve it.

  • David Benton, PhD, RN, Chief Executive Officer, National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • Gopi Shah Goda, PhD, Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Stanford University
  • Bianca Frogner, PhD, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Director, Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
  • Karen Lasater, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Penn Nursing; Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD (moderator), Executive Director, Penn LDI; Robert D. Eilers Professor of Health Care Management and Economics, Wharton School; Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

What Happened to the Nursing Workforce?

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