West Virginia Center for Nursing announces public comment period for strategic plan addressing state’s nursing shortage

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – The West Virginia Center for Nursing today announced a public comment period for its “Statewide Strategic Plan to Address the Nursing Shortage in West Virginia.” To inform the plan’s development, the Center worked with nursing and healthcare stakeholders throughout the past several months to gather input from across the state. The draft plan addresses a variety of nursing challenges related to recruitment, retention, and nursing data.

“We are eager to hear from additional members of our state’s nursing community to gather further feedback on this important strategic plan,” said Gerald Bragg, chair of the Center’s Board of Directors, which approved the draft plan. “It is critical that we encourage all stakeholders to submit their ideas so that the plan truly reflects the nursing community as a whole – and so we can get to the heart of the most pressing issues facing nurses in West Virginia.”

The public can view the plan at https://wvcenterfornursing.org/statewide-strategic-plan-to-address-the-nursing-shortage/ and submit comments to nursing@wvhepc.edu until February 28. Public comments may also be made by using the contact form available at https://wvcenterfornursing.org/.

The West Virginia Center for Nursing, which is housed within the state’s Higher Education Policy Commission, leads strategies to support the education, recruitment, and retention of nurses in West Virginia.