Caring for America’s Aging Population Amid Changing Healthcare Demands

Parallon Workforce Solutions on May 16, 2016 12:57:35 PM

ageing2.jpgThe HealthTrust reSOURCEs blog recently shared story about how the demands being put upon the healthcare system by the aging population and featured commentary from Parallon Workforce Solutions. 

Facilities that serve aging Americans, either in acute care or long-term care settings, will not just be staying busy. They’ll also need new strategies and techniques to recruit and train their staff to meet the changing needs of a more active, engaged and digitally savvy population of older adults.


Parallon Workforce Solutions joined the conversation to share how we are stepping into the gap to address the nursing shortage: 

The market for qualified nurses is highly competitive—and poised to be even more so as the number of aging Americans in need of healthcare services continues to increase. Many health systems lack the time and resources to on-board and train new nursing graduates, so they often draw from a small pool of qualified nurses, all while nothing is being done to grow the pool itself.

That’s why Parallon Workforce Solutions developed the Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses Program (StaRN), an innovative solution designed to address the shortage of nurses. “It is helping hospitals across the country get the increasing numbers of qualified nurses they need to deliver care to a growing patient population,” says Brendan A.J. Courtney, president and CEO, Parallon Workforce Solutions.

StaRN provides intensive post-graduate education for recent nursing graduates, including comprehensive didactic training, a robust simulation experience and a hands-on clinical preceptorship. The curriculum also emphasizes the importance of
interpersonal communication and patient relations, which are critical skills needed to help aging Americans maintain autonomy in healthcare decision-making and delivery.

“Upon completion of the program, graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skill to begin their careers,” Courtney says.

For more information, visitwww.parallon.com/services/workforce or contact your account director.

Topics: Thought Leadership, Nursing Shortage, StaRN, Nursing Leadership, Nurse Perspectives


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