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  • But it is not just what and how you teach… It is who you teach. Each of you have heard that the demographics of our nation..and particularly of our state… Are changing very rapidly And you have probably heard someone say… That it is important that we train a group of professionals that look more like our population… That we have too few ethnic minorities in our ranks Here, too, BCD has been a leader … Named this year as having the most diverse entering class in the Nation!
  • The creation of an accelerated nursing program and accompanying health professions education center at the Texas A&M System Health Science Center is an exciting opportunity to make a positive impact on the Bryan-College Station community and surrounding areas. It will be a sizable and stable contributor to the economic well-being of the region, but more importantly, it will significantly contribute to the quality of life for local citizens by addressing their health-care needs.
  • The creation of an accelerated nursing program and accompanying health professions education center at the Texas A&M System Health Science Center is an exciting opportunity to make a positive impact on the Bryan-College Station community and surrounding areas. It will be a sizable and stable contributor to the economic well-being of the region, but more importantly, it will significantly contribute to the quality of life for local citizens by addressing their health-care needs.
  • Texas A

    1. 1. Texas A&M Health Science Center Who is going to take care of you when the doctor leaves the room? Nancy W. Dickey, M.D. President, Texas A&M Health Science Center; Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Texas A&M System
    2. 2. <ul><li>Texas A&M University began health professions training in 1977 with the opening of the College of Medicine - over 1,000 “Aggie Docs” caring for patients nationwide. </li></ul><ul><li>1999 pulled together The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baylor College of Dentistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institute of Biosciences and Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School of Rural Public Health </li></ul></ul>2005 began the Brazos Valley’s first bachelor’s degree in nursing
    3. 3. Nationally, more than 1 million new and replacement nurses will be needed by 2012 . - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Nearly 100,000 vacant nursing positions in long-term care facilities on any given day. - National Commission on Nursing Workforce for Long-Term Care Growing Demand for Nurses Nationally … For the first time, the U.S. Department of Labor has identified Registered Nursing as the top occupation in terms of job growth through 2012 . - U.S. Department of Labor
    4. 4. … in Texas and in the Brazos Valley <ul><li>There were 116,252 RNs in Texas in 2000, yet there was a demand for 127,661 nurses ( 9% deficit ); by 2010, this deficit is projected to increase to 11% then to 15% by 2015 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Center for Health Workforce Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In 2003, 48% of the qualified applicants for Texas baccalaureate nursing programs could not be enrolled; the most common reason was a lack of program capacity within the state. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board of Nurse Examiners </li></ul></ul>Area hospitals are forced to rely on aggressive recruitment efforts to address growing nursing shortage -- local hospitals’ recruiting expenses exceed $1 million each year with over $250,000 spent annually on international recruitment efforts
    5. 5. What is the Texas A&M Health Science Center doing to address this growing shortage? <ul><li>18-month program (post baccalaureate) </li></ul><ul><li>First cohort began August 2005 and will graduate Dec. 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to increase the nursing workforce within the Brazos Valley to fill local and regional vacancies </li></ul><ul><li>Relies on state-of-the-art educational technology, two-way video conferencing, and clinic training in area healthcare settings </li></ul>Through a partnership with Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, there is a BSN program available for the first time in College Station:
    6. 6. What is the benefit for the Bryan-College Station Community and Texas? <ul><li>Prospective nursing students will be recruited from the local and surrounding area and encouraged to stay to help combat the local needs </li></ul><ul><li>Once employed these additional health professionals should contribute more than $1.4 million to the area economy </li></ul><ul><li>The development of a state-of-the-art Health Profession Education Center would be unique within the state and could help address other health profession shortages in rural and underserved communities across the state </li></ul>
    7. 7. The way we train health professionals is changing … for the better Old way: See one, do one, teach one New way: Simulator training
    8. 8. <ul><li>Texas A&M Health Science Center Health Profession </li></ul><ul><li>Education Center </li></ul><ul><li>Provides access to state-of-the-art clinical and communication skills assessment and training opportunities through the use of life-like simulators and virtual reality computer programs </li></ul>What’s new in health education in the Bryan/College Station area?
    9. 9. Education Centers with sophisticated educational technologies make it possible to equip health professionals with critical skills before they reach the bedside
    10. 10. How are Community Leaders Helping with our Vision? What Can Others Do to Help? To reach our vision of the Health Profession Education Center, and of a comprehensive nursing program under the banner of the A&M Health Science Center, we need sufficient resources to develop and house this innovative, interdisciplinary center.
    11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Expansion of nursing including graduate programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible allied health program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible physician assistant </li></ul></ul>Our job is to identify the needs and find a way to meet them – your job is to help us identify the needs Down the Road
    12. 12. Christmas is a time for giving… <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Approximate Costs: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computerized Adult Male Mannequin: $30,000 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computerized Baby Mannequin: $30,000 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Female Nursing Mannequin: $ 5,000 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maternal and Neonatal Birthing Simulator: $ 3,300 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual-reality Computer Training Station: $ 2,500 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarship for 1 Medical Student (annually): $12,000 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarship for 1 Fast Track Nursing Student: $10,000 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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