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Provost's Welcome

Welcome From the Provost

A January 2008 PricewaterhouseCoopers study commissioned by NoVaHealthFORCE predicted that in Northern Virginia, without intervention by 2020:

  • There will be 17,651 Allied Health and Nursing workforce vacancies.
  • The Nursing and Allied Health workforce vacancy rate is anticipated to grow to more than 40%.

The Medical Education Campus is the key resource of Northern Virginia for addressing the region's healthcare workforce shortage. The majority of the U.S. healthcare workforce are educated in community colleges, 50% of which are nurses. The majority of Allied Health workers -- approximately 80% of firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical technicians are credentialed at community colleges. The "Boots on the Ground" in the Healthcare Workforce are community college graduates.

Brian Foley, M.Ed, MHA, CPHQ, FACHE
Email: Brian Foley
Phone: 703.822.6699
Office: MEC 205