A scoping review of nursing workforce planning and forecasting research.

Authors: Squires A, Jylhä V, Jun J, Ensio A, Kinnunen J

Source: J Nurs Manag. 2017;25:587–596. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12510


This study will critically evaluate forecasting models and their content in workforce planning policies for nursing professionals and to highlight the strengths and the weaknesses of existing approaches.


Although macro-level nursing workforce issues may not be the first thing that many nurse managers consider in daily operations, the current and impending nursing shortage in many countries makes nursing specific models for workforce forecasting important.

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