Wisconsin Center for Nursing History
September 11, 2001 – Nursing leaders from around the state discuss a vision for collaboration & redesign to ensure the nursing workforce in Wisconsin
2001-2004 – Creating awareness, enhanced communication, forming partnerships, exploring options for funding
2005 – WCN established as an organization & Board of Directors appointed
2006 - Established 501(c)(3) status as not-for-profit tax exempt organization
2006 – Full-time Executive Director hired.
2007 – Partnership with Faye McBeath Foundation partnership - RWJF Partners Investing in Nursing (PIN) first grant award
2007 - Advisory Council established
2007 – First website created: www.wisconsincenterfornursing.org
2008 –Healthier WI Partnership Program grant – Medical College of Wisconsin in collaboration with members of the Wisconsin Healthcare Workforce Data Collaborative
2009 – Successful legislation, WI Statutes 106.30, to mandate the collection, analysis & dissemination of nursing workforce data, and to occur bi-annually at time of re-licensure for both RNs and LPNs.
2010 – Wisconsin RN Survey – Historical ‘first’ survey of 77,553 nurses
2011 – WCN Five Year Strategic Plan
2011 – Wisconsin LPN Survey
2011 – Wisconsin Education Survey
2011 - Partnership with Faye McBeath Foundation partnership - RWJF Partners Investing in Nursing (PIN) second grant award
2011 – Application RWJF Action Coalition status with Rural WI Health Cooperative to lead response to the IOM Report: The Future of Nursing in Wisconsin
2011 – New website launched www.wicenterfornursing.org
Acord, L., Dennik-Champion, G., Lundeen, S., & Schuler, S. (2010). "Vision, grit and collaboration: How the Wisconsin Center for Nursing achieved both sustainable funding and established itself as a state health care workforce leader." Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice, 11(2), 126-131.