The Nurse Shortage in the United States: Addressing the Challenge


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The Nurse Shortage in the United States: Addressing the Challenge
The nursing shortage in North America and around the globe is reaching crisis proportions. It is expected that by 2020 there could be a 20%-29% shortage in nurses (
, 2003; Lin et al., 2008). Registered nurses (RNs) represent the largest group of health care professionals in the United States but their numbers are declining at an alarming rate (
, p. 336). This paper will argue that the shortage of nurses will negatively impact the healthcare system and the health of individual patients. It will also present a viable solution to the problem and will offer ways to address the nursing shortage in the United States.
The issue of the nursing shortage is extremely...
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