Shortage In Nursing

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Nursing shortages are seen nationwide with a strong correlation between nurses leaving the bedside and a decrease in nurse satisfaction, which furthermore impacts patient outcomes (Cicolini, Comparcini, & Simonetti, 2014). According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, by the year 2025, there will be a shortage of over 260,000 nurses (Hunt, 2014). “A lack of job satisfaction is one of the most common reasons nurses leave their jobs and was, in many reports, negatively influenced by such factors as administration, the amount of time available for clinical duties and job security” (Hunt, 2014, p. 573). Understanding opportunities for improvement within individual facilities is essential to develop and implement a process improvement…show more content…
This program nurses to advance from a clinical nurse I all the way to a clinical nurse V. This program requires various components including, ongoing education, becoming a preceptor, becoming a charge nurse, joining or chairing a professional practice committee, and becoming involved in shared governance. This program requires an application and is reviewed by the Nursing Review Board, which is comprised of bedside nursing clinicians. Acceptance into this program is biannually and requirements are reviewed yearly. This model is beneficial to the hospital and nurses who serve in the program, however incorporating this into a professional practice model would reach more nurses and have a hospital wide effect. A professional practice model specific to ABC Healthcare has been developed and can be found under Nurse Satisfaction Improvement…show more content…
465). This example of a professional practice model allows hospitals the opportunity to employ nurses who are motivated, educated, autonomous, and who utilize best practice on an everyday basis. Magnet designated hospitals have a higher percentage of nurse satisfaction and increased patient outcomes due to the framework of the model, which focuses on both nursing excellence and utilizing evidenced based practice (Miller, et al.,
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