BSN Program Needs Assessment Introduction Huber (2006) explains that, beginning in 1998, the U.S. and the world began to experience a nursing shortage that has grown more intense over the years; just as the number of aging people worldwide is generating additional demand for nurses and other health care workers, there is currently a global nursing shortage of as many as 500,000 nurses (p. 591). In such an environment, it is the civic duty of academia to develop more nurses. It is in this context that we propose a BSN program within our community. Perhaps the chief challenge in launching a BSN program is attracting sufficient qualified faculty in sufficient numbers. Fortunately, we have innovative ideas—including raising the...The end:
.....l develop our own faculty feeder system and also be able to claim thought leadership in nursing education, as we will act on a grassroots level to encourage more nurses to acquire teaching credentials. References Bosher, Susan and Pharris, Margaret (2008). Transforming nursing education. New York: Springer. Cowen, Perle and Moorhead, Sue (2006). Current issues in nursing. New York: Elsevier. Huber, Diane (2006). Leadership and nursing care management. New York: Elsevier. Tanner, Christine and Chesla, Catherine (2009). Expertise in nursing practice: caring, clinical judgment and ethics. New York: Springer. Vallano, Annette (2008). Your career in nursing: manage your future in the changing world of healthcare. New York: Kaplan Publishing.