Identifying potential technological solutions to improve the nurse work environment on medical/surgical units: 2004

The American public has been affected by revolving nursing workforce shortages over the last 20 years. The shortfall of professional nurses will impede the ability of health care organizations to meet the rising demand for care that will reach critical levels by the year 2010. Changes in the way hospitals deploy and utilize professional nurses must occur if we are to avert the danger of an ever-widening gap between available workforce and the demand for care. The purpose of this project is to address the nursing shortage by helping reduce the demand on professional nurse time through the introduction of information technology. Staff nurses, other care providers, technology experts, design experts, process engineers, and manufacturers will design an ideal model using information technology. This project informs the strategic objective of the Foundation's Nursing Team. The model will be considered successful if it can be replicated and applied to other health care settings.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $49,500.00

Awarded on: 12/23/2003

Time frame: 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004

Grant Number: 49925


American Academy of Nursing Inc.

1000 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 910
Washington, DC, 20005-4903


Pamela Cipriano
Project Director