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ANA Webinar – Preparing the Future Nursing Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nurse Leader

April 28, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The live webinar is free, interactive, and reserved for ANA members only.

The impact of the pandemic on the nursing profession has been profound.  It has accentuated and hastened the challenges we have faced for many years in terms of an aging workforce, severe shortages of RNs, lack of decision-making authority, inadequate working conditions and compensation issues.

As nursing leaders, we are called upon to deeply consider how to improve this situation in our own organizations and in the nursing profession.

This webinar will provide insight into the current situation and how we can begin to address it.  Topics to be covered include:

  • The current nursing workforce and state of nursing
  • Incoming nurse graduates: Their traits, pre-licensure learning experiences, and what they fear
  • Issues and challenges of the nursing workforce: Confronting what isn’t working, committing to change, and showing value to nurses
  • What lies ahead? Opportunities for moving forward, implementing new and effective strategies, and the role of nurse leadership

Presenter: Kristy Chunta PhD, RN, ACNS, BC

Dr. Chunta is a Professor and the Coordinator of the Doctoral Nursing Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has formerly served as the Master’s Program Coordinator and Assistant Chairperson. Dr. Chunta teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs at IUP. She teaches undergraduate clinical with senior nursing students in critical care, telemetry, and in the emergency department settings. She also teaches master’s and doctoral courses that focus on professional role, teaching strategies, curriculum, evaluation, simulation and technology, informatics, and research. Dr. Chunta has provided numerous oral and poster presentations at many national and international conferences. She has authored and co-authored a variety of manuscripts on research, professional development, leadership, clinical, and teaching-based topics.  She also serves as the Manager for the American Nurses Association’s Online Faculty Community and has provided previous ANA webinars addressing the unsafe student in clinical practice, surviving bullying in the early years, critical actions to position yourself as a nurse leader, successfully transitioning to a new role, strengthening your leadership skills, becoming a champion leader, and avoiding burnout and strengthening your well-being.

Who should attend:  Nursing Leaders in all practice settings

Additional information: Registration closes on April 27, 2022 at 1 pm ET. Register to receive 24/7 access to this webinar so even if you can’t attend the live webinar, you can still benefit from this information at a later time. A link will be emailed to all registrants the day after the webinar, so you can view the webinar at your convenience.

Click here for more information and to register. 

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