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  • Date
    2007-12-02
  • Title
    The Nursing Faculty Shortage : A Crisis for Health Care
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Year
    2006
  • Author
    Yordy KD
  • Description
    [Excerpt from Executive Summary] The shortage of nursing faculty in the United States is a critical problem that directly affects the nation's nurse shortage, which is projected to worsen in future years. Shortterm interventions to address the nursing shortage are inadequate given the increasing needs of a growing and aging population. A substantial increase in newly educated nurses will be needed to meet future demand; therefore, timely and sustainable interventions to reduce the nursing faculty shortage are required. This paper highlights solutions to the faculty shortage by:describing the current faculty shortage in relation to demand, supply, educational preparation and productivity;examining the factors that contribute to the faculty shortage;reviewing the array of interventions already undertaken; andoutlining recommendations for further action.The paper is based on a review of published literature and data, including surveys by government and professional organizations, studies by state task forces addressing the nursing shortage, foundation reports, and reviews by such groups as the National Conference of State Legislatures of activities at the state level, as well as author interviews with leaders in nursing education.
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy, Education, Training and Development
  • Keywords
    faculty shortage; nursing shortage; nursing supply and demand
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