Aspects Of Nursing Shortage

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Nursing Shortage, Not A New Problem In Healthcare Nursing shortage has been a topic of discussion among health care for many years. It is a problem that is not new and it is important to find out why there is such a big shortage and a potential solution for solving this dilemma. In this paper the topics of historical aspects of nursing shortage, what is causing the shortage, how nursing shortage will and is affecting nursing, which area of nursing is actually affected by the shortage, and how nursing shortage now is affecting the future of the nursing career, will be discussed. Patient care and safety is top priority in nursing and that priority may be affected by the shortage of nursing staff.
Nursing Shortage, How It Currently Affects
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There are different levels of education for Registered nurses. There is Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). In order for those programs to be available there must be teachers. The need for educationally qualified teachers available is also affected by nursing shortage (Nardi & Gyurko, 2013). Nursing teacher shortages is attributed to considerable factors, such as global migration of nurses, aging faculty, reduced younger faculty hiring pool, decreased satisfaction with faculty role, and lack of funding and poor salaries (Nardi & Gyurko, 2013). Typically, nurse who purse teaching as a career of do so at a later period of their career, in return there is no lengthy employment. The salary of a nurse that chooses to pursue a career in teaching is not competitive with positions that are outside of teaching. This causes the educators to leave teaching or arrive to it late. The United States offers more competitive salaries for nurses when compared to other countries (Nardi & Gyurko, 2013). The salaries are need to be competitive to attract advanced practice registered nurse to ensure there to be teachers for the future generations of nursing. Another factor that affects the decline in nursing is that approximately sixty percent of Registered Nurses are educated at an Associate Degree level and only a small portion of those Registered Nurses continue their education (Nardi & Gyurko, 2013). In order for a nurse to teach, the teacher must be at a higher level than what education is being provided. For example, a teacher with a Bachelor degree of nursing can teach associate degree nursing students or license practical nurse students. Nursing teacher recruitment and reservation if crucial to increasing the nursing education profession (Nardi & Gyurko,

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