Where Does Nurse Funding Go?

The factors contributing to the current U.S. nursing shortage are well-documented and have been given high priority by government agencies and funding organizations. Although concerned health care professionals and funders have been supporting initiatives to improve the shortage, it is hard to determine the impact of their collective funding efforts. This issue brief summarizes a study that documented where nursing funding ends up regionally and categorically. Results from the study will ideally encourage collaboration among nurse funders and more strategic choices about what areas of nursing and the country to fund to achieve the most leverage against the nursing crisis.