Shortage In Nursing Care

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As of today, the majority of states in the US, as well as all over the world, have nursing shortages. Economic crises, education capacity in schools, growing population, including elderly patients, due to extended longevity and more chronic health conditions affect this shortage. Besides, the supply of RNs does not grow fast enough to compensate the numbers of nurses who retire. There is also a demand for professional, baccalaureate-prepared nurses, while the current nursing workforce is only at 55% of that level or higher. In addition, RN is the top profession in terms of projected growth through 2018 (AACN, 2010). So, the supply of nurses is not adequate to the raising demand and current circumstances. One more thing is the workplace dissatisfaction.

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