Workforce Improvement for Nursing Assistants: Supporting Training Education and Payment for Upgrading Performance (WIN A STEP UP) is a workforce development intervention aimed at nursing assistants (NAs) in North Carolina nursing homes (NHs).
The WIN A STEP UP curriculum consisted of continuing education, on-site training and financial incentives. Study participants were site informants, NAs, supervisors, and managers from 18 sites (8 program and 10 control sites) who were interviewed and surveyed at baseline and at follow-up. Along with analysis of the qualitative data, propensity scores were used to match 77 NA participants to 81 program and 135 control participants.
Given the positive feedback from NAs, managers, and nurse supervisors, WIN A STEP UP is a viable option for connecting better jobs for NAs to better care.