Describe the Issue and its Importance to Nursing Education The healthcare industry is currently facing a shortage in the nursing faculty due to enrollment issues such as faculty shortage, a rapidly aging workforce, lack of school resources, facilities, work overload and dissatisfaction, stress levels, budget limitations and policy issues. According to Berlin and Sechrist (2002) the deficiency in faculty is affecting the enrollment of nursing students in nursing programs with an increase in the rate of nursing retirees which is diminishing the role of nurse educators. The American Association of College of Nurses (AACN) (2010) is currently addressing this issue by working to change policies that can be implemented to reverse the faculty...The end:
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