The Greater Phoenix region hosts a number of world-class hospital systems, and continues to grow rapidly as a top health care hub. With sustained growth, Arizona is projected to have a nursing shortage of 28,000 by 2025 according to a study by Becker’s Hospital Review. Through the Foundation’s Health Care Collaborative, the region’s hospitals identified notable challenges filling specialty nursing positions, which ultimately impacts their ability to hire new nursing graduates, further compounding the nursing shortage. The collaborative is currently addressing the growing shortage of specialty nurses, with hopes to expand the Foundation’s efforts to help the many different other aspects of the health care industry in the future.


Specialty Nurse Talent Gaps

It’s time to make Greater Phoenix a national Health Care hub

The collaborative developed a two-prong approach to address the growing shortage of specialty nurses: upskilling existing workers into specialty positions, and developing a comprehensive talent attraction strategy to draw new talent to the region.

We are looking for hiring professionals from hospitals within Maricopa County to invest in our Talent Attraction Campaign!

Have questions or would like to get involved in one of the Chamber’s Workforce Collaboratives?

Contact a workforce development manager:

602.495.2195 |