About Us

Founded in 2001, the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to transforming the capacity of nurses to meet the evolving health needs of Californians.  CINHC partners with California nursing leaders and health care organizations to develop practical solutions in four critical areas:

Member of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers

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Key Documents

National Coalition Launches Effort to Place 10,000 Nurses on Governing Boards by 2020 Read more!  National Leaders coalition statement

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See what’s happening at CINHC! California Nursing Workforce October 2014

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California Nursing Workforce July 2014

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Read more!  AANP State Awards

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CINHC’s Annual Report 2013 is available NOW.  Click below. Annual Report 2013

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Statewide and national interest continues to grow related to RN residencies.  The April 2014 issue of Nurse Educator features an article on competence gaps among new nurse graduates and how RN Transition Programs and residencies can serve as valuable bridges.  We are pleased to have this article in print, authored by CINHC’s Program Director, Nikki […]

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Neree Paprota/Northern California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing Programs Directors’ Scholarship See application below! Nursing Programs Directors’ Scholarship Application

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2012–2013 Californa New Grad Hiring Survey  

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If you are a licensed primary care medical, dental or mental/behavioral health clinician in an eligible discipline and have a job (or an employment contract by July 15, 2014) at a National Health Service Corps-approved site, you may be eligible to apply for help paying your unpaid qualifying education loans. Offering both full– and part-time options, the NHSC […]

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Regional results taken from the Statewide Survey of Schools & Hospitals August 2013 See results below! SCSC Survey 2013

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The California Collaborative Model of Nursing Education provides a streamlined option for ADN students to obtain their BSN degree. This dual enrollment education pathway is a core strategy with statewide impact to advance nursing education. Launched this past summer, the CSU Los Angeles program is the largest program in the state.  Read more……. http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2013/08/a-fast-track-to-bachelors-degrees-in-nursing.html?cid=xsh_rwjf_em

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Click below to view our speaker PowerPoints! Day 1 Day 2a Day 2b Day 3        

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Nurse Role Exploration Project: The Affordable Care Act and New Nursing Roles  

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CINHC Newsletter-Volume 1, Issue 3

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Newsletter — July 2013

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CINHC is excited to announce its first newsletter!  To view it, click here:  California Nursing Workforce Update

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CSA Apprentice Application available NOW!  CSA Apprentice Application

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Read more!   Defining the Role of Nursing Amid Health Care Reform

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Overviews of the Nursing Workforce in California.  See links below! Fact sheets on RNs from the OSHPD Clearinghouse http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HWDD/HWC/FactSheets/RegisteredNurses.pdf Nursing  Demand and Supply Dashboard This  interactive website allows users to examine data on nursing demand and supply  in California’s acute care hospitals, statewide, and by region. http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/SupplyDemand/Dashboard.html California’s  Health Care Workforce: Readiness for the ACA Era […]

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Bob Patterson, Administrative Director for the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care and Treasurer and Education Chair, American Assembly for Men in Nursing, was selected to be one of eleven to sit on the Nurses’ Float at the 2013 Tournament of Roses, January 1, 2013.  Patterson, who was selected by Judy Dahle and Monica Weisbrich from the […]

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This webinar occurs twice.  Register now!  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6943120505465362688    

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CA One of Just Nine States Selected for Grants to Build a More Highly Educated Nursing Workforce

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Collaborative Models Offer New  Route to Nursing Education Changing face of health care brings different venues of education for  nurses By Sarah Nemeth and Deloras Jones, RN, MS California is performing  surgery on its nursing education options, opting for a mix of nursing  training and leadership courses for field entrants to earn a baccalaureate  degree in a streamlined […]

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Midway through 2011, CINHC updated its strategic business plan which focuses on programs, leadership transition, and a sustaining development effort. Business Plan.

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Partnerships with statewide nursing and health care leaders enabled CINHC to have a significant impact on the status of nursing in California, while plans were laid for important programs in 2012. Read Report

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The New Graduate RN Employment Survey was conducted statewide in fall 2011 by CINHC in partnership with the the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), California Student Nurses Association (CSNA), Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL), and the UCLA School of Nursing. This report shows how many newly licensed RNs are experiencing difficulties.

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The 2010 report highlights accomplishments and a financial sustainability plan.

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