2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE - A HUGE SUCCESS!
FREE Nursing Leadership Collaborative Webinar Series
The TONE Board continues to evaluate ways to further increase the value of being a TONE member. We realize that many nurse leaders throughout the state have limited educational and travel budgets and often feel isolated from the flurry of nursing activity within the state.
This four-part series is free of charge to TONE members and will feature updates from the Texas Hospital Association, Texas Nurses Association, Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives.
Complete information HERE.
To view the presentations from the webinar, click HERE.
TONE would like to congratulate Bob Dent on his recent
election to the AONE Board of Directors. We know Bob will be a wonderful
representative for Region 7 and wish him the best in this leadership
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing is proud to announce the launch of the first Masters Nursing Informatics program in a Texas-based university. We are accepting applications now through the end of September for a January 2014 start date. This program will be an applied masters with focused field experiences and will emphasize interprofessional teams and quality improvement methods to support implementation and analytic work with Health Information Technology. Please contact Georgina Barrera for program application information and Dr Susan McBride for specifics on the curriculum.
The registration is now open: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/son/informatics/
Additional information on the program: http://dailydose.ttuhsc.edu/news/school-of-nursing/nursing-to-offer-first-informatics-program-in-the-state/
ANCCâ€™s Magnet®Workshops featuring 2014 Magnet®Application Manual updates
PODCAST Listen to one of our TONE Members, Jan Jones-Schenk discuss the nursing crisis in Texas and what WGU Texas is doing to respond to it.
According to the Texas Nursing Workforce Shortage Coalition, the demand for full-time registered nurses in Texas exceeds supply by 22,000. The gap is estimated to reach a 70,000 nurse shortage in this state by 2020 as working nurses, averaging 46 years old, retire. In fact, Texas could lose more than 40 percent of its working nurses in the next ten years. Despite that, Texas nursing schools turned away more than 11,000 qualified applicants in 2010, primarily due to lack of faculty and capacity.