Quote from meownsmile
Ask any nurse, they know why there is a "shortage", that would save them the 10M they say they will spend. By the way,, my guess is most of that will go to someone's wages in the form of "administrative" costs.
The $10M is being distributed in $250,000 grants to non-profit foundations that come up with proposals for programs to alleviate the nursing shortage (the non-profits have to cough up at least $125,00 of their own funds for these projects). SO, yes, some administrative types will probably reap the majority of financial benefits from these programs.
And what pray tell have they come up with as programs? Here are a couple of my favorites:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation (Michigan)
- Nursing for Life: RN Career Transition Program will extend the careers of experienced nurses in Michigan, by developing a transition/training program into non-acute care settings, such as long-term care, home care, hospice, and ambulatory care. (Yes, we will have RNs with walkers working in 2020). :uhoh21:
St. James Healthcare Foundation (Montana)
- Academy of Advanced Nursing Workforce Solutions will provide nursing students a career success skills program in order to retain them in the nursing workforce in Montana. (And this will involve hypnosis maybe? Repeat to yourself, "I love my job" 50 time a day.)
I think the best outcome for the $10M will be funding programs to help with addressing the shortage of nursing instructors willing to work for current salaries. (Pay them more!
You don't see this problem with programs for pharmacist or engineer training.)
HollyVK, RN, BSN, JD