Industry Analysis and Strategic Planning

Client: Helene Fuld College of Nursing
Faculty: Amy Goldman, Roger Kropf
Team: Erica Epstein, Lily Polskin, Hillary Shaw, Arik Yetwin
Year: 2012
As part of the Helene Fuld College of Nursing (HFCN) strategic planning process, the college sought to understand the current and future needs (5-10 years out) of what health care employers would require of nurses and nursing education. Interested in growth, the college expanded the scope of nursing degrees it currently offers by receiving approval from New York State to start a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The scope of work completed by the Capstone team included an industry analysis specifically focusing on current trends in nursing, RN job postings, review of internal and external nursing curriculum, and development of three short-term and long-term terms options and opportunities for HFCN to focus relative to RN education preparedness and employment opportunities in the metropolitan area.