Summary: The Nursing Shortage

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The nursing shortage is one major issue that was presented in chapter 60. According to Mason, researchers predicted the nursing shortage will reach between 300,000 to nearly 1 million nurses by 2030. This issue still persist in today’s workforce due to the high population of the baby boomers retiring and the sudden increase in longevity of geriatric population. As a result, this causes the demand for nursing care to exceed the supply of nurses. In addition to increased demand created by an aging U.S. population, many patients are living with chronic conditions (Mason, Leavitt, & Chaffee, 2016) which further add to the demands. Other factors that contributes to this problem is under staffing, increase workload, stressful environment, lack of

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