US Nursing Shortage (PART V)

What solutions are then available to improve the nursing shortage? (continued) Group 2 is a collection of operational and recruitment and retention practices that should be embedded in all healthcare organizations. Let us start with the operational methodologies, but first a side note: I am often told that none of these methodologies matters when “we…

US Nursing Shortage (PART III)

Some of the key impacts of the nursing the shortage: Nurses confront life-altering decisions on a constant basis. Pandemic or not, having fewer nurses available to spread the workload adds levels of stress and limits the time available for patient care. Among the implications: opportunities to bypass safety protocols and lapses in treatments less attention…

US Nursing Shortage (PART II)

Several other factors are compounding the shortage: Location: estimates of nursing shortages at the state level are all over the place, with some states projected to have large shortages (CA >200K by 2030) and some avoiding it all together (“if” the current ratios of RNs per 1,000 population hold!) Rural communities: absorb greater impacts of…