Nursing Supply Model: The Nursing Demand Model In Nursing

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Register to read the introduction… “The NDM combines empirical analysis with input from healthcare experts regarding how the health care system operates and the role of nurses in the delivery of care” (Department of Health and Human Services, 2002, p. 20). The NDM is used to forecast demand in different settings such as emergency departments, hospitals, home care, and nursing homes. It forecasts the demand of populations and where the population is likely to receive services. It forecasts the services patients are receiving and the mix of nurses providing the services. The nursing supply model is uses statistics to capture and project future populations and supply in the United States. “It captures the age-specific dynamics of the flow of nurses in and out of licensure and the work force, their progression from one educational level to another, and their State-to-State migration” (Department of Health and Human Services, 2002, p. 21).
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The issue is contributed to the demand for nurses are higher than the supply. This is because of advances in technology and increased life expectancy, aging nurses higher than new nurses, and population growth. The trends contributing to the supply shortage of RN’s is health insurance, physicians shifting more work to nurses, salaries, and aging population. Strategies used are to make entering the nursing field more desirable and to retain current nurses. There is a need to supply more nurse educators, provide better financial aid, and scholarships. The models used are nursing demand model and nursing supply model to project input on how the health care system operates, role of nurses, and future populations and supply in the United States. The nursing shortage affects the population with poor quality of care and increasing the risks of injury or death to

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