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Use the buttons below to search this site for reports and other documents related to that occupational group. The order here reflects the size of each of these licensed provider groups in South Carolina.
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FTC comments on pending legislation affecting Advanced Practice RNs - Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments on the competitive impact of legislative proposals to modify the supervision requirements imposed on Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in South Carolina. The comments are in response to a request from South Carolina State Representative Jenny A. Horne. To read more Click here

Investments in Education Are Investments in Health - An Issue Brief published earlier this year by the Center on Society and Health examines how state spending on education can reduce overall spending on health care. State outlays for health care go disproportionately to the care of people with limited education, who tend to be sicker and require more intensive care. To see the full brief.... Click here

VCOM Receives Grant to Expand Healthcare Services in Cherokee County - The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has been awarded a $247,940 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission which will be used to provide services to over 600 people in the next year and provide clinical training opportunities to VCOM students. To learn more, click here. Click here

Fast Facts
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This study surveyed Chief Nursing Officers in all of South Carolina's general acute care hospitals in early 2015 to learn about the nursing labor market and how it might be changing. Focus areas include new graduate employment, recruitment difficulties, changing roles for RNs, goals for a BSN-prepared workforce, support for extended education among RNs, perceived barriers to increasing the BSN workforce, and future expectations for nursing employment levels.
The results reveal a strong preference for experienced RNs in the hiring process and that the labor market for experienced RNs is starting to tighten. Most hospitals have hired new graduate RNs in the past year and many intend to increase that number in the coming year. About one-third of hospitals reported that it is becoming more difficult to hire staff RNs and nursing assistants.

The Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning (OHW) provides a central location for coordinating research into the supply and demand for different types of healthcare providers in our state, and ac ts as a central clearinghouse for research results. Producing the wide variety of healthcare providers needed in today's healthcare market can be costly and complex. Having a regular source of information about workforce supply and demand trends will he lp our policy makers, legislators, and educational systems make the best decisions about where to invest our resources. In turn, those decisions will help to ensure that South Carolina citizens have access to the healthcare services they need and want.

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Calendar of Events

11/18/2015 - 11/19/2015 SC Office of Rural Health Conference - will be held this year in Greenville, SC. Christian Soura, Director of the SC Dept of Health and Human Services will be the keynote speaker on Nov. 18th. See you there!

From the Director's Office

Welcome to the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning. Here you will find information about the healthcare workforce in South Carolina. We will be posting the results of our research on a regular basis. If you are seeking information about a particular group of healthcare professionals and do not find what you need here, please contact our office.

Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning,
South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
19 Hagood Ave., Suite 802, Charleston, SC 29425 Phone: (843) 792-4431