Thanks for the tip spineCNOR, my husband thought it was great too.
To me it seems like they focused on all the wrong stuff once again. "Training more nurses" for solutions to the so called shortage. Dumbing down the nursing process, recruitment money for immingrants and under-educated people, nothing mentioned about retention. Making teacher/student ratio larger - they don't pay RN PHD's college prof. enough either, so can't get them anymore. Course it was a Prof. of BUSINESS who suggested that plan. Who knew, he'd know!!
The quote "another problem is the strict education requirements, which have been raised as medicine and health care have become more complex" stuck in my craw. WHAT is the problem? We SHOULD be strictly educated in the more complex health care atmosphere of today. It seems like all they want to to is 'train' people in 'tasks' and let em go at it! The same old gimmicks, tricks, and prizes are being touted for recruitment. Then the mandatory quote on traveling nurses, housing, tuition - yadayadayada, like we are all gonna take off for wonderland and make it all better!
IF the average age of nurses is 45, then hell, we have about 20 good working years left in us IF IF IF the current negative issues are ever resolved and working conditions once again become doable.
Heck, it just sounded like the same old standard quotes from administrators, JCAHO, hospitals, Business professional 'experts', you know people who wouldn't know a foley from a firecracker, or thir as s from a hole in the ground.
Wish they would ask bedside NURSES these questions for a change, don't you.