I'm really trying to understand what's going on in US, but I'm really confused!!!!
Check some pieces of this article from CHRON.com, to see the whole thing go to:
Texas far behind in recruiting nurses, doctors - Houston Chronicle
Texas far behind in recruiting nurses, doctors
Health care providers scrambling to find more nurses are calling Novak, a vice dean at the School of Nursing, asking to hire recent graduates or even partner with current students so they can work part-time while finishing their classes.
"We could probably double or triple our size and still not meet the demand," Novak said.
A financial struggle
The solution to the shortage is to produce more nurses and doctors, but educators are struggling financially to graduate enough students to meet the demand.
According to a Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies report, there were 10,228 graduates of prelicensure Texas RN programs in the 2010-2011 academic year. That number will need to increase to 17,777 to meet demand by 2015, and will need to more than double by 2020, the report said.
But holding back the growth is a lack of faculty. Novak said it's difficult to bring in nursing faculty because there is a demand for them all over the country, and many prefer to continue practicing.
Can anyone explain it??????????????
May I see a Light at the end of the tunnel???