Nursing Profession News: Instructors Needed To End Nursing Shortage

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, April 19th, 2012

Contributing to the nursing shortage is the inability of nursing schools to produce graduates fast enough to keep up with the rising demand of applicants.nursing schools

Although the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) reported an increase in nursing school enrollment this past decade, qualified nursing school applicants continue to be
AACN reports that in 2009, nursing schools rejected nearly 55,000 qualified applicants. Faculty shortages, budget constraints, and increasing job competition from clinical sites have all contributed to the limited number of graduates produced.

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