After the Second World War the shortage was horrible. Now, many Americans are experiencing a serious shortage of nurses within the healthcare facilities. The shortage is caused by different factors that include aging workforce, reduction in the number of graduates from nursing schools, poor wages and other job working conditions. In addition, these shortages are forcing nurses to look for better paying jobs, such as private nursing. There is a variety of recommendations being examined as we speak.
I would love to have the opportunity to graduate from nursing, because I have a strong desire to help people and make a difference in the quality of their lives every day. What is also noteworthy about nursing is that there is no another job as rewarding as being a nurse. Each day I will have an impact on patients´ lives, and have the opportunity to save someone´s life. I think there is no reward greater than that. Searching in different schools, I found that this program has a bunch of resources not only solid basics of nursing theory , but also nursing practice as well as clinical experience that will give me the opportunity of been successful in different practice situations.
Solutions for Nursing Personnel Shortages Executive Summary Senior Human Resource Management should adopt some changes in order to combat the current growing nursing/healthcare personnel shortage. Employees simply want to be heard and sympathized with. Nowadays the nursing shortage has caused many problems in the healthcare industry. First and foremost, the quality of care being provided to patients is declining due to the fact that there are not as many nurses to care for the patient appropriately. As a matter of fact, the workload being dumped on the employees is steadily increasing.
With this knowledge I plan to work toward a more cost effective and delivery system with healthcare provided to the patient population. In building a stronger healthcare system it will not only be profitable, but will also provide better care to all the patient population. As a registered nurse (RN), I have learned that I need to stay flexible and be able to adjust and adapt to the constant change that comes along in my profession. Also as an RN, I look at the healthcare profession as a revolving door, which constantly spins out new concepts, methods, and approaches. I think this will help prepare me for a management position in my field because it is imperative for a manager in this profession to have the ability to adapt, adjust and welcome new ideas and concepts directed to him or her.
Policy problem and goal: The quality of health care provided by nurses at hospital facilities has always been a point of controversial discussion in the United States (US), and even more so with the decline in the availability of qualified nurses and an increase in nurses that are overworked. The US, often referred to as a mecca for its world class hospitals and patient care facilities, is facing the worst shortage of qualified nurses in its history. Most hospitals in the nation are running on reduced nursing staff and often have to overwork their nursing staff to meet the demands of patient care. Research has shown that by reducing the number of nurses, patient outcomes deteriorate and length of stay increases (Garretson, 2004). Reducing nurse staffing can lead to overworked nurses, low staff morale, less patient satisfaction, and errors and more malpractice suits, which can raise the costs much more than hiring more nurses (Garretson).
This specialty internship program will also assist with retention of nursing staff. Career development programs such as internships are an effective retention strategy. Purpose The purpose of this internship is to expose the student to the outpatient environments of hemodialysis. As most undergraduate nursing programs lack dialysis-specific clinical experience, nurses are in need of a strong educational program (Singer, 2006). As the number of patients on dialysis increases, so does the demand for hemodialysis nurses (Dunbar et al., 2012).
Running head: NURSING STAFF SHORTAGES Nursing Staff Shortages: Why is There a Problem and What Can be Done to Solve It? Wendy Allen Troy University NURSING STAFF SHORTAGES ABSTRACT Nursing staff shortage is a large problem in today’s healthcare environment. There are fewer nursing students as a result of their being fewer nurses. The population is aging, which is creating a larger demand for healthcare services. Healthcare organizations are finding it difficult to provide quality healthcare services in a timely manner due to the nursing staff shortages.
This research resulted in the healthcare industry taking great strides to increase the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses. This paper will discuss some strategies put in place by healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and government legislation to help encourage diploma and associate degree nurses obtain their Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN). Continuing education is vital to the development and maintenance of strong nurses. Baccalaureate education for practicing nurses is the way to retain the best and brightest nurses (McGrath, 2008). Healthcare facilities throughout the country have realized the need for higher educated nurses and have placed both strategic barriers and incentives in place to obtain the most educated nurses.
1. Introduction Significance of effective clinical teaching, some strategies to motivate staff nurses in conducting quality clinical teaching, and the ways to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies would be discussed in the paper so as to improve the quality of clinical teaching from the perspective of a ward manager. Significance of Effective Clinical Teaching Effective clinical learning is the core of nursing education. The quality of clinical teaching can greatly affect the students’ competency, their personal development and either facilitates or hinders the students’ decision on whether to regard nurses as their lifelong career. Clinical placement can function as a gap between theory and practice in basic nurse education (McKenna, n.d.).
Becoming a nurse will make each day a great difference, not only for me, but for the patients I will be taking care of. I know I can help others by providing them with love, care, and ensuring them I will never give up on them. Once I am able to progress in my major and earn my college degree in nursing, it will not only make me a better person, but enable me to reach out to others that are in great need of