Quality Patient Care – One Nurse, One System at a Time!
Whether at the doctor’s office, the hospital or the long-term care facility, we all depend on nurses for quality, compassionate health care. Our health and safety depends on a strong and efficient nursing workforce. National projections predict a shortage of over one million nurses by the year 2020. In our region, Missouri is already feeling the impact of the nursing shortage, while Kansas will start to experience the magnitude in the next couple of years. The Bi-State Nursing Workforce Innovation Center is dedicated to improving the nursing environment in Kansas and Missouri in order to retain quality nurses within our communities. Inside this website you’ll find information about the local nursing shortage and activities and resources to promote a dynamic nursing workforce. None of us have all the solutions, but together we can create a new way of thinking about these complex issues. We can raise the level of discussion from just ‘counting nurses’ to fully engaging them in helping create the best places to work and the best places to receive quality patient care.
Bi-State Nursing Workforce Innovation Center
2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108