ANA Participates in ICN Workforce Forum

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10/13/11
The American Nurses Association (ANA) President Karen A. Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, joined leaders from eight other national nurses associations at the 17th International Council of Nurses (ICN Workforce Forum held September 19-21 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The group made the following recommendations:

  • Governments immediately develop and implement effective health workforce planning, education, training and retention strategies to sustain service delivery and nursing contribution.
  • Budget planning and decision-making be driven by population health care needs and safe quality care.
  • Governments build upon and implement the evidence-based findings relating to positive practice environments and address the specific roles and responsibilities of all health sector employers to develop a nursing workforce capable of consistently meeting established standards of care and the expectations of the public.
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