The United States is currently experiencing a shortage of full time employed registered nurses at near crisis levels. Nonprofit health care organizations are on the front lines of healthcare in America and are experiencing the burden created by the nursing shortage first hand. This Paper begins by examining the issue of the US nursing shortage and the role of Nonprofit Healthcare organizations in solving the problem. It explores numerous factors that are contributing to the problem such as poor working conditions, low wages, insufficient numbers of nurse educators, insufficient access to nursing education, and insufficient marketing of nursing careers. It then offers possible solutions to the issue and concludes with a suggested plan of action.
"The US Nursing Shortage and Nonprofits,"
SPNHA Review: Vol. 6
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/spnhareview/vol6/iss1/6