JAMA Nursing Shortage Article

  1. [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]this is just an abstract has anyone read the full article?

    no end in sight to nursing shortage
    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]bottleneck at nursing schools a key factor
    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif] bridget m. kuehn

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif] jama. 2007;298:1623-1625.

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]since this article does not have an abstract, we have provided the first 150 words of the full text and any section headings.
    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]despite projections that the ongoing shortage of nurses could grow to more than 1 million nurses by 2020, a bottleneck at us nursing schools caused more than 42 000 qualified applicants to be turned away in 2006-2007.
    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]with rising salaries and the promise of a bright long-term employment outlook, individuals are clamoring to enter nursing training programs. hospitals and other health care facilities facing the prospect of a growing elder population and the simultaneous graying of the nurse workforce are eager to hire these would-be nurses. but nursing schools--pinched by a growing faculty shortage, a lack of facilities, too few clinical training placements, and limited funds--have not been able to keep pace with the demand.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   imenid37
    I am skimming over it now. No surprises here. The nursing shortage is r/t aging baby boomers, less 20 somethings entering nursing, too few faculty and poor faculty salaries. I'd love to teach nursing school. I would not do it for the$ they pay, except on a part-time basis as a secondary income. They give the example. A BSN can make 104K in SF,CA. A CRNP can make 110K. A PhD nursing educator can make 60K. Unless faculty want to live in a hut, w/ these pay discrepancies, there is no wonder we have a faculty shortage. I wonder what the pay rate is for MD/DO faculty???
  4. by   oramar
    The article does not discuss another big issue, lack of retention. Our threads are full of post by new grads who quit their jobs, sometimes even leave nursing shortly after graduating. It won't do any good to push people in and out of school if a large percent drop out of nursing.
    Last edit by oramar on Oct 14, '07
  5. by   GirloftheSun
    Quote from oramar
    The article does not discuss another big issue, lack of retention. Our threads are full of post by new grads who quit their jobs, sometimes even leave nursing shortly after graduating. It won't do any good to push people in and out of school if a large percent drop out of nursing.

    You raise a good point. I can speak for myself. There were 14 of us who oriented for our first jobs out of school as staff nurses. By 1 year, 6 left, myself included. I left because my preceptor was practically a new grad as well and didn't know how to teach me. I think it was frustrating for her and as a result she humilated me and treated me poorly probably without even knowing it. I think the others left because of the hours and workload. You're right, we;ve got to do something or we're going to be in BIG trouble when we don't have nurses!!
  6. by   Cali2Atl
    I left bedside nursing after practicing only three years. I have been working for a major insurance carrier for the last year and a half and I love it. My coworkers are kind and helpful, no more back biting that occurs in the hospital. Im working smarter, not harder.
  7. by   GenXnurse
    Is there any way to view this article without paying the $125.00 per year? Just wondering- Thanks.

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