Center for Health Workforce Development

The mission of the Center for Health Workforce Development is to achieve an abundant, competent, and motivated healthcare workforce through state wide collaboration, strategies, and solutions.

The Center for Health Workforce Development is led by an advisory board comprised of individuals from educational and healthcare systems within Tennessee, the local Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Department of Health Divisions of Health Planning and Labor and Workforce Development, and other workforce advocacy groups.  The advisory board will assist by:

  • Maintaining a network of stakeholders across workforce areas to discuss relevant issues and possible solutions for healthcare workforce in Tennessee.
  • Creating an ongoing dialogue among leaders and practitioners of all healthcare disciplines and areas, in all parts of the state.
  • Drawing from data and information available from research and projects within the state and nationally.
  • Using the stakeholder network for legislative advocacy and support, when appropriate.

Free primary care recruitment assistance
Tennessee Rural Partnership

Nursing Advocacy
Tennessee Nurses Association 

Additional Workforce Resources:

Georgetown University (2015):    Nursing Supply and Demand through 2020

The Ceil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina (1/2016):  The Nursing Workforce:  Navigating through Transformative Health System Change

Tennessee Allied Health Salary Data  (2015)  Dr. Martha Edwards, Middle Tennessee State University, Adams Chair of Excellent in Health Care Services

Nursing Outlook (2016): How fast will the registered nurse workforce grow through 2030? Projections in nine regions of the country; David I. Auerbach, PhD, Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, Douglas O. Staiger, PhD

The 4 forces that will Reshape Nursing (9/16): Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN

Preparing the Nursing Workforce of the Future: The View from Nursing Education (2017): Martha Buckner, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Nursing, Belmont University

A Review of Workforce Data for Tennessee by Region and County (2016): Wendy M. Nehring, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAIDD, Dean of Nursing, East Tennessee State University

Current State: The Healthcare System and Nurse Staffing (2017): Tina Prescott, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, West Tennessee Healthcare

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