Colleagues in Caring: Regional Collaboratives for Nursing Work Force Development

The Foundation's program, Colleagues in Caring: Collaboratives for Nursing Work Force Development, was designed to support nursing service institutions to initiate concerted work force development systems within their regions.Texas Colleagues in Caring, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christ i-- Nursing Workforce: Beyond 2000 Project will identify the projected health needs of the Greater Coastal Bend Region and evaluate the current and needed future capacity and composition of the nursing work force. The information will provide the baseline knowledge to identify changes necessary in the educational infrastructure to ensure that the appropriate scope of practice and leadership is developed in the nursing profession for this geographic region. Negotiated, regional educational articulation agreements positioned with career mobility patterns in the nursing work place are explicit outcome objectives for the project. Another anticipated accomplishment is the development of a permanent mechanism for continued work force projections and integration of those projections with the nursing education curricula.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $200,000.00

Awarded on: 6/12/1996

Time frame: 7/1/1996 - 6/30/1999

Grant Number: 29463


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, 78412-5599


Claudia L. Johnston
Project Director