Many people do not realize why there is such a major nursing shortage in America. There are several reasons for this:
1) Lack of money into Education
2) Limited Nursing space and facilities to accomodate nursing students
3) Nursing Educators are retiring from the profession, therefore there are less Nursing Educators
4) Nurses who are overworked due to staff shortages are at risk of leaving the profession
There are many bright people who want to enter Nursing but have to wait for many months or years to get into Nursing school due to a limited amount of space into the program. This is unacceptable. There has to be a way to get these students into Nursing programs without waiting.
Patient care is compromised when there is inadequate numbers of nurses available to take care of the patients. Our patients are becoming more sicker and they need good care.
Anybody know how we can fix this drastic problem?