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Closing the Workforce Gap by Transiting New Nurses to Home-Based Care

May 13, 2022 @ 4:30 am 5:30 am EDT

You’ve heard it before and have likely been practicing this mantra for years: ”only hire nurses for home care with acute care experience.”  The nursing shortage, combined with exponential growth in demand for care at home, has called for new ways to hire and support nurses as they transition to community-based practice. Our expert panelists will delve into creative preceptor and nurse residency programs for recent nursing graduates. Each panelist brings a different view to the discussion – from an extensive healthcare system in Connecticut to a small hospice program in Massachusetts and a network of VNAs serving New Hampshire and Vermont.

Sponsored by Care XM

A home grown solution to the national nursing shortage

Demand for nurses and care providers is on the rise due to an aging population and workforce and, in the past year and a half, increased strain on the healthcare system caused by COVID-19 cases, find out what three different sized agencies are doing in three very different markets.

Panel Presenters

Johanna Beliveau, DNP, MBA, RN is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH), based in White River Junction, VT.

Stacey Benham, OTD, OTR/L, Director of Clinical Education at Hartford HealthCare at Home.

Susan Hurley, PhD, RN, is a nurse scientist and palliative care nurse practitioner. She currently serves as the Director of Research at Care Dimensions, Inc., the largest non-profit hospice care provider in Massachusetts.


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