This is a discussion on shortage? here we go again in Nursing News, part of General Nursing ... "Charlottesville, Virginia - There have been lots of parties this year at the University of...
"Charlottesville, Virginia - There have been lots of parties this year at the University of Virginia School of Nursing
, but Dean Dorrie Fontaine
is in no mood to celebrate. So far, eleven professors have retired, a full 25 percent of the whole faculty. The health law is predicted to boost demand for nurses to take care of the newly-insured, especially in primary care. "I need faculty to teach the practitioners that are going to take care of these uninsured," she says. "
"In many places, there is already a nursing shortage and it's expected to get worse. Polly Bednash, head of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
, says that while nurses - the oldest group of workers in the country - kept working during the recession, now that the economy is improving, "they are going to leave in droves." "
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