Nurse Recruitment: Reasons We Need More Nurses

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, December 8th, 2015

One main reason we are facing a nursing shortage is that there are not enough faculty members to teach incoming nursing students. Some faculty are leaving due to retirement; like their counterparts in healthcare settings, they too are aging. Others are seeking higher salaries elsewhere in practice settings.

nurse retentionAccording to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, two-thirds of nursing schools report that faculty shortages were a main reason for turning away qualified applicants.

Consumers continue to rate nursing the top profession on honesty and ethics, and they rely on them to provide constant care. But what they may not realize is how the role of nursing is changing along with the healthcare landscape.

Nurses are adapting to meet patients wherever they seek care, much of it beyond the hospital. They are in homes, long-term care facilities, retail drug stores and community settings, filling the gaps in healthcare. They are in high demand; they are the glue holding our fragmented healthcare system together.

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