Over the years, the nursing profession has become a vital focus to the US health care system with emphasis on nurses’ crisis as being a future challenge with the new ACA reform. The nursing shortage have baffled the experts to recognize the gaps within the Health Care system by addressing the need of more training programs, educational leaders, increase of financial resources, work load of staff-patient ratio distribution and quality of care satisfaction (Sultz & Young,2014).
One solution is in the works right now. The Ohio State University, offered 112 pre-nursing students admission for the 2017-2018 school year (The Ohio State University College of Nursing). If all colleges with nursing programs offered majors to 112 nursing students, the nursing shortage could slowly be diminished. There is not only a registered nurse shortage, but also nursing assistants and practical nurses. By providing more classes for each nursing degree, it would allow for more nurses to be licensed. With more men and women training to be nurses, not only would the shortage be diminished, but understaffing rates would be lowered and the nurse to patient ratio would be smaller, allowing for better care and more caution. This would more than likely decrease the illness and injury rate because the nurses can now work fewer hours as well as use more caution and take more time on each
There will be far more registered nurse jobs available through 2022 than any other profession, at more than 100,000 per year. With more than 500,000 seasoned RNs anticipated to retire by 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need to produce 1.1 million new RNs for expansion and replacement of retirees, and avoid a nursing shortage. (2015, American Nurses Association) For the past 16 months as a nursing student I have witnessed many issues that have a positive and a negative impact on the field of nursing. Sadly, the most negative impact that has stood out to me is the staffing. RNs have long recognized and continue to emphasize that staffing issues are an ongoing problem, one that affects the
RNs are on the top of the list of jobs open in health care, and are also in the top ten to have open jobs (Damp). In the US there are approximately 3.1 million RNs; they make up about seventy percent of a hospital staff. Nurses aren’t only women now; statistics have shown that the amount of men in the nursing field is growing (Cardillo). Nursing is expected to be in a higher demand in cities, and small areas. It is expected for it to grow twenty-six percent in the next few years ("Degree Programs for Registered Nurses”). Facilities are never over staffed; nursing jobs will always be
Nursing according to the American Nurses Association is defined as protection, promotion and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities and populations. In response to accomplishing this and meeting up with the WHO 2020 vision of having a society in which all people live long and healthy lives, there is need for strategies to be developed and well educated professionals to be employed. Following the World War II, there was an increase in demand for nurses as a result of increase in the number and size of hospitals, incidence of chronic diseases and massive rise in the population within the United States (Friberg & Creasia, 2016, p. 13). This
Goodin, H. J. (2003, July). The nursing shortage in the United States of America: An
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registered Nursing is listed among the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2022, with the demand increasing at least 19% by the year 2022 (2012). Particularly in the past decade, there is a serious shortage in the number of nurses to fill the vast amount of open positions available. Why is there such a shortage in the nursing profession, and is the nursing shortage real in this type of economy? Unexpectedly, there are many unemployed nurses today, struggling to find employment. An MPR news article by Annie Baxter stated that she had interviewed many unemployed nurses that claim the shortage is just a myth. She goes on to say “as the recession hit, people used health care less, promoting hospitals to hire fewer nurses” (2012). This information couldn’t be further from the truth. The health care industry is at an all-time high right now and there are a plethora of nursing opportunities out there. The nursing shortage is very real, and the misconception lies in the fact that hospitals are requiring a higher level of education than previously. You might ask, if there is such a shortage, why would they be more selective in their criteria? Due to the shortage, nurses are being forced to be more responsible in their work, more independent, work longer hours, and manage an unfavorable amount of patients at a time. This demanding work is requiring hospitals to become more selective in the types of nurses they hire (Aiken L.H., 2011). In this presentation, I will thoroughly explain these growing issues, how the unavailability of a nursing education is the main reason there is a global nursing shortage today, and voice m...
It is likely that most people have heard about the nursing shortage for years now, and perhaps they believe it’s been fixed. However, the nursing profession is experiencing a reoccurring deficiency. According to Brian Hansen, (2002), there was a nation wide shortage in 2001 of 126,000 full-time registered nurses, but the shortage will surge to 808,000 by 2020 if something isn't done. This pattern is a persisting cycle of high vacancies followed by layoffs and a high over supply of registered nurses. Various factors contribute to the lack of nurses within the health care facilities, but today’s shortages are a little different. Many feel that this scarcity is severe and long-drawn-out. The four major issues contributing to the nursing shortage include demand, supply, educational preparedness, and job satisfaction.
It is estimated there will be 1.6 million job openings for Registered Nurses by the year 2022 (Carnevale, Smith & Gulish, 2015). Nursing professionals of the 21st century represent the forefront of the Healthcare system and short staffing is causing unsatisfactory health services. Accountable for these difficulties are the economic environment and the ageing population. What is the ideal number of Registered Nurses required to deliver efficient and cost effective Healthcare? This essay seeks to examine the domino effect concerning the shortage of Registered Nurses and possible solutions to improve the nurse to patient ratio.
As the profession of nursing is still in its establishing phase so mostly people avoid in coming in this field and those who are in this feels that this profession is not payable as it should be, that’s why the turnover rate of the nurses is recorded on high level. This shortage is almost present in all over the world and it has been predicted that if these crisis exists in the profession of nursing by the year 2020 then the 65% of nursing responsibilities towards their patients will be neglected (Yukl, & Heaton, 2002). This shortage will create a huge disastrous effect over the mass causality and care of the nations.
There is no denying that there has been a media frenzy on the overwhelming nursing shortage crisis nationwide. What you will not hear with profuse bravado is the shortage of nursing faculty to educate those enrolled into nursing school and the thousands that are being turned away from nursing school in part due to an inadequate supply of nursing faculty. Finding qualified nursing faculty is not only an issue in Texas, but is a national problem that needs being addressed. The purpose of this paper is to explain the nursing faculty shortage issues in Texas, identify health care policy issues related to the increasing shortage of nursing faculty, compare the policy goals of the organization to the goals of the policymakers and what type of impact the health policy may have on advanced nursing practice in general.
Since the 1990’s, the interest in nursing and the profession as a whole has decreased dramatically and is still expected to do so over the next 10-15 years according to some researchers. With this nursing shortage, many factors are affected. Organizations have to face challenges of low staffing, higher costs for resources, recruiting and reserving of registered nurses, among liability issues as well. Some of the main issues arising from this nurse shortage are the impact of quality and continuity of care, organizational costs, the effect it has on nursing staff, and etc. However, this not only affects an organization and community, but affects the nurses the same. Nurses are becoming overwhelmed and are questioning the quality of care that each patient deserves. This shortage is not an issue that is to be taken lightly. The repercussions that are faced by both nurses and the organization are critical. Therefore, state funding should be implemented to private hospitals in order to resolve the shortage of nurses. State funds will therefore, relieve the overwhelming burdens on the staff, provide a safe and stress free environment for the patient, and allow appropriate funds needed to keep the facility and organization operational.
“In 2010, the US Department of Labor Statistics (DLS) projected a 22 percent increase in the demand for RNs or 581,500 new jobs by 2018, to total a projected 1,039,000 jobs needed to be filled by 2018” (Cottingham, DiBartolo, Battistoni, and Brown, 2011, p. 250). It is imperative that strategies be implemented to improve the recruitment of nurses to meet the needs. Without improvements in the recruiting of new grads or seasoned nurses, organizations will need to rely on expensive agencies and traveling nurses; therefore, causing a financial burden on organizations (Cottingham et al., 2011).
Clinical aspect: The nursing shortage as the greatest challenge to nurses to fill their critical role in health care. As more students are recruited into nursing, schools struggle to increase capacity. Faculty shortages related to aging faculty, length of time to complete graduate education, heavy workload, and low salaries severely hamper attempts by nursing schools to expand. Concern over the worsening shortage has provided the motivation for a number of advanced efforts to increase nursing capacity, including strategic partnerships to align and leverage stakeholder resources, increasing faculty capacity through accelerated programs and joint positions, reforming nursing education, and changing policy and regulation (Joynt & Kimball, 2008).A
In 2013, about 55 percent of the RN workforce holds a bachelor’s or higher degree. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the Employment Projections 2012-2022 in December 2013 stating that Registered Nursing (RN) is listed among the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2022. The RN workforce is expected to grow from 2.71 million in 2012 to 3.24 million in 2022, an increase of 526,800 or 19%. The Bureau also projects the need for 525,000 replacements nurses in the workforce bringing the total number of job openings for nurses due to growth and replacements to 1.05 million by 2022. One factor that impacts nursing shortage is the shortage of nursing school faculty that restrict nursing program enrollments. According to AACN’s report on 2012-2013 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing, U.S. nursing schools turned away 79,659 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2012 due to insufficient number of faculty, clinical sites, classroom space, clinical preceptors, and budget constraints. Since BSN-prepared nurses are more likely than nurses with associate degrees in nursing (ADNs) to eventually attain graduate degrees, an expanded pipeline of BSNs will contribute to solving the nurse faculty