Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 9:45am

A national study of new nurses focusing on career changes and work attitudes will be outlined during a May 4 program at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Carol Brewer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, principal investigator for the RN Work Project, will present “The Nursing Workforce: Who Are We? Who Stays? Who Goes? What's The Result?” at 7 p.m. on May 4 in Scharmann Theatre. The program is free and open to the public.

The RN Work Project, a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was begun in 2006 to track career changes among new nurses. The 10-year project assesses the needs and challenges faced by new nurses who, evidence indicates, have the highest turnover rates.

Dr. Brewer, professor of nursing at the University of Buffalo School of Nursing, is also the director of nursing for the New York State Area Health Education System Statewide Office, developing system nursing policy and nursing and health care workforce development programs.

She is also chair of the steering committee for the Institute for Nursing, the newly established New York State nursing workforce center, and is a member of the NYS Regional Action Coalition Steering Committee.

The May 4 presentation is sponsored by JCC's nursing education department and the JCC Alumni Association. For additional information, call 716.338.1056.

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