Event Title

The U.S. Nursing Shortage and Nonprofits

Location

Exhibition Hall, DeVos Center

Start Date

28-3-2011 4:30 PM

Description

PURPOSE: 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. PROCUEDURES: This Paper starts off 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. CONCLUSION: My paper offers multiple possible solutions to the issue and concludes that only a multi-pronged approach that addresses all contributing factors is likely to succeed. IMPACT: My paper explains that theUS nursing shortage is a condition of our health care system that occurred due to many interrelated and circular contributing factors. Once the reader understands all issues involved, the solution to the problem easily presents itself. However, it will be difficult for nonprofits in today’s society to implement the solution. This is why ending the nursing shortage is a project I will be working on the rest of my career in the nonprofit world.

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Mar 28th, 4:30 PM

The U.S. Nursing Shortage and Nonprofits

Exhibition Hall, DeVos Center

PURPOSE: 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. PROCUEDURES: This Paper starts off 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. CONCLUSION: My paper offers multiple possible solutions to the issue and concludes that only a multi-pronged approach that addresses all contributing factors is likely to succeed. IMPACT: My paper explains that theUS nursing shortage is a condition of our health care system that occurred due to many interrelated and circular contributing factors. Once the reader understands all issues involved, the solution to the problem easily presents itself. However, it will be difficult for nonprofits in today’s society to implement the solution. This is why ending the nursing shortage is a project I will be working on the rest of my career in the nonprofit world.