The Nursing Shortage Cause and Effect Essay by supercalifragilistic

The Nursing Shortage
A look at how the increasing shortage of trained nurses will impact hospitals.
# 97295 | 1,088 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 31, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper discusses how the current nursing shortage in the U.S. is primarily due to nurses leaving their jobs because of disillusionment. It looks at how this affects patient care leading primarily to a rise in hospital deaths. It examines some of the reasons behind this disillusionment such as humiliation and abuse and how preceptor-ship programs and mentoring can help new nurses grow into expert nurses.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AACN web site. (American Association of College of Nursing). Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet:
  • Agrantiflax, A. (2001). NSNA offers tips for guiding and keeping new nurses. The American Nurse, March/April, 4-5.
  • Block, L. M., Claffey, C., Korow, M. K. and McCaffrey, R. (2005). The value of mentorship within nursing organizations. Nursing Forum, Oct. 40 (4), 134.
  • Boswell, S., Lowry, L. W. and Wilhoit, K. (2004). New nurses' perceptions of nursing practice and quality patient care. Journal of Nursing Care Quarterly, 19 (1), 76-81.
  • Butler, K. M. and Hardin-Pierce, M. (2005). Leadership strategies to enhance the transition from nursing student role to professional nurse. Nursing Leadership Forum; spring, 9 (3), 110.

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