Maureen Milligan, PhD, president and CEO of Teaching Hospitals of Texas, and Jackie Brock, DNP, RN, chief nursing executive and executive vice president at Harris Health System in Houston, will discuss the nursing care shortage in Texas and strategies to help grow, retain, and support nurses as part of a discussion convened by the MolinaCares Accord on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m.

Addressing the state’s nursing shortage is one of THOT’s legislative priorities for the 88th Texas Legislature. Based on THOT’s ongoing work with member CNEs and CNOs, it produced recommendations for lawmakers to support both the nursing school and clinical training site components of nursing education, including:

  • Fund preceptor pay differentials at clinical sites to increase the number of preceptors needed to expand clinical site capacity.
  • Create and fund nursing innovation and coordination grants for clinical sites, including hospitals and health systems, and increase funding for workplace violence prevention.
  • Create and fund clinical nurse faculty grant programs
  • Create a Clinical Workforce Consortium advisory group within the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (or increase clinical nurse executive representation on the Center’s Steering Committee).

Read/download the full report and recommendations here.

Interested attendees may register for the MolinaCares Accord virtual event here.

Watch Dr. Brock discuss clinical placement shortages and the impact on growing the nursing workforce. 

See more about the vital role of preceptor nurses in nurse education and the need to support them.