Sustain and Retain: Strategies to Address the Global Nursing Shortage - Online Course


This course is available for FREE to Sigma Members.

The recent research released by the International Centre on Nurse Migration (ICNM) highlights the vulnerable state of the global nursing workforce in light of the pandemic and provides a blueprint for what needs to be accomplished at the national and international level to address this crisis. This webinar will highlight these findings, lay out key data, and identify action items for maintaining a sustainable global nursing workforce beyond COVID-19.

This course will retire after 16th May 2025.

Learning Outcomes:
After participating in this course, learners will be able to:

  • An understanding of the current and future trends in migration, nurse migration, and workforce, including the impacts of COVID-19
  • Knowledge of the leading issues pertaining to nursing supply and country self-sufficiency, including trends in international recruitment, and retention and workforce sustainability
  • A concrete action agenda to mitigate the damaging effects of the pandemic and to improve long-term nursing workforce sustainability

Speaker Bio:

Franklin Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI
Dr. Shaffer has nearly 60 years of progressive and varied nursing experience which includes administration, education, clinical practice, and research. He is a frequent speaker and consultant at meetings and conferences around the world and is an NGO representative at the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), and International Council of Nurses (ICN).

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