As states explore ways to improve healthcare workforce shortages, Arizona lawmakers are considering healthcare compact initiatives as a possible solution.  Arizona is considering entering into the Social Work Licensure Compact and the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Compact. The Arizona House Committee on Health and Human Services met last month to discuss the compacts.  Senate … Read more

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, US healthcare facilities have been experiencing high rates of nursing workforce shortages, and the Hawaiian islands are no different. Laura Reichhardt, director of the Hawaii Center for Nursing, which was established in 2003 to address nursing workforce issues, spoke with State of Reform about some of the nursing challenges in … Read more