About the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies and Advisory Committee

Serving as a steering committee for the Texas Center for Nursing and Workforce Studies (TCNWS), the advisory committee is composed of 21 members. Each is a subject-matter expert in a different discipline, such as nursing and health care organizations, nurse employers, state agencies, nurse researchers, nurse educators, and one member from the general public.

We rely on their expertise to:

  • Guide the accuracy of reporting data and research results
  • Develop priorities and an operations plan for the TCNWS
  • Provide policy recommendations to assure an adequate nursing workforce for Texas
  • Identify any issues concerning nursing professionals that need further study

For more information see our:

Task Force Charter

The Texas law creating the Center for Nursing Workforce Studies Advisory Committee (TCNWSAC) is found in Section 104.0155 of Chapter 104 of the Health and Safety Code.
The TCNWSAC is supported by the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (TCNWS). The statute establishing the TCNWS within the Health Professions Resource Center can be found in Chapter 105, Section 105.002 of the Health and Safety Code.  Section 105.003 covers data collection, and Section 105.004 concerns reports.

Advisory Committee Task Forces

We need subject-matter experts to help with the implementation of a variety of surveys. Task force roles and responsibilities include:

Review, provide feedback on, and assist with beta-testing of survey instruments and other survey materials

  • Assist with survey marketing to increase response rates
  • Review and provide feedback on data reports
  • Propose data-driven recommendations

There are a variety of task force studies to take part in. Unless stated otherwise, each collects nurse staffing and related data on the identified subject matter on a biannual basis.

Hospital Nurse Staffing Study

Long Term Care Nurse Staffing Study

Home Health and Hospice Care Nurse Staffing Study

Texas Governmental Public Health Nurse Staffing Study

Workplace Violence Against Nurses Task Force

The WPVAN surveys include a survey of employers of nurses that collected data regarding workplace violence prevention policies and practices. There’s also a survey of individual nurses that collected data regarding personal experiences with workplace violence. 

For details on our activities, see our Task Force Charter.

Last updated August 9, 2022