The American Epidemic

Nursing Shortage in America

 

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Policy Issue

Policy Issue

Nursing shortages have been on the rise throughout the country, a problem which has doubled up due to an aging baby-Boomer population, increasing the need to determining the root cause of the shortage. This is essential for health care providers as health costs are on a continuous increase.

Registered Nursing (RN) is listed among the top careers in terms of job growth. There is a need for 649,100 auxiliary nurses in the labor force bringing the total number of job openings for nurses due to development and replacements to 1.09 million by 2024.

 

A shortage of registered nurses is likely to spread across the country between 2009 and 2030.

In October 2010, the Institute of Medicine called for the need to increase the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the labor force to 80% while doubling the population of nurses with doctoral degrees.

In July 2010, the Tri-Council for Nursing released a joint statement which warned shareholders about announcing an end to the nursing shortage.

 

 

 

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The aging baby-Boomer population causes increased Turnover through the United States. This rise in the baby-boomer population has increased the need for RN’s in the state.

In 2012, The Bureau of Labor and Statistics released findings on the estimated employment growth between 2010 and 2020. It stated that the expected need for Registered Nurses (RN’s) would rise from 2,737,400 to 3,449,300, which is an increase of 26% (Bureau of Labor Statistics , 2012a).

With the recent gush of citizens of “baby-boomers” turning 65 at a rate of almost 10,000 people a day which total 79 million people or 26% of the total population, the need for ore nurses is urgent as it is necessary (Barry,2011).

In 2008, it was deduced that 110,000 direct-care staff positions were vacant which was at the time one in six of registered nursing positions but qualified skilled candidates were not available to fulfill the required need (AHCA, 2008). It was also reported that the need to fill these positions would be on the rise and the amount of vacancies present will also continue to increase which by 2025, the shortage of RN’s

 

The shortage is to be most intense in the South and West of America.

The current nursing labor force falls short of these approvals with only 55% of registered nurses prepared at the baccalaureate or graduate degree level.

The most analysts believe the depression in the economy that has led to an easing of the shortage in many parts of the country to be temporary. In the joint statement, the Tri-Council rises grave fears about slowing the production of RNs given the high demand for nursing services, particularly after healthcare reform.

 

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MN506 Team Group 4 PowerPoint Presentation

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Government Response

Government Response

Several statewide initiatives are ongoing to redress the shortage of RNs and nursing educators. For example, in January 2014, the University of Wisconsin (UW) announced the $3.2 million for the nurses of Wisconsin initiative — funded through a UW system economic development incentive grant — to provide fellowships and loan pardon for future nurse faculty who agree to teach in the state after graduation.

Nursing schools are forming strategic partnerships and seeking private support to help expand student capacity. For example, the University of Minnesota announced a partnership with the Minnesota VA health care system in June 2013 to expand enrollment in the school’s BSN program.

 

 

 

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This program was launched in response to projections that Wisconsin could see a shortage of 20,000 nurses by 2035. For a sampling of other state-based initiatives (American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2014) .

With a focus on enhancing care to veterans, the VA committed $5.3 million to the university to expand clinical placement sites, fund additional faculty, and support inter-professional engagement. For more details on this and similar initiatives. (American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2014) .

 

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Assessment

Assessment

When redressing these difficulties, the problem cost needs to be addressed and quality training offered to nurses wish to pursue more in their level of education in order to attain the qualification levels desired by hospitals.

Possible solutions may also range from increased education to nurse fellowship programs similar to those for doctors, increased budgetary inducements by healthcare organizations for adult education and training , legislative action by state and federal government, and web-based training for continual medical development.

 

 

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When nurses acquire the desired levels of education and experience needed to provide proper care to patients it will be almost impossible for healthcare organizations to freeze hiring new nurses. Also, these nurses are assured their wage will be in accordance with the level appropriate for the position (Lin, et al. 2012).

These are possible affective solutions for the problems affecting the nursing sector. However, the issue that will always face healthcare providers is the overall budgetary costs that will occur in implementation of these possible programs. Without assistance rom state and federal governments, there will be no progress made in redressing the issues faced in this growing problem (Lin, et al. 2012).

 

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Proposed Bill

Proposed Bill

The Nurse staffing standards for patient safety and quality care act of 2015 was drafted to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes.

The bill amends the Public Health Service Act to necessitate hospitals to implement and give in to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It also allows a nurse to object to, or refuse to participate in, any assignment if it would violate minimum ratios or if the nurse is not prepared by education or experience to fulfill the assignment without compromising the safety of a patient or jeopardizing the nurse’s license.

It also adds stipends to the nurse workforce loan repayment and scholarship program. Expands the nurse retention grant program to authorize programs to implement nurse preceptor ship and mentorship projects.

 

 

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Health and Human Services (HHS) is a staffing plan that complies with specified minimum nurse-to-patient ratios by unit. It requires HHS to develop a transparent method for establishing nurse staffing requirements above minimum ratios (Committee on Energy and Commerce, 2015).

It also directs HHS to adjust Medicare payments to hospitals to cover additional costs incurred in providing services to Medicare beneficiaries that are attributable to compliance with such ratios.

The bill prohibits a hospital from: taking specified actions against a nurse based on the nurse’s refusal to accept an assignment for such a reason; or discriminating against any individual for good faith complaints relating to the care, services, or conditions of the hospital or of any related facilities (Committee on Energy and Commerce, 2015).

 

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Advocacy

Advocacy

It has been reported that by 2020, 3.4 million nurses will be required from the current Level of 2.7 million in 2010; almost 764,000 of these positions will be Certified nurse assistants (CNA).

With over 32 million Americans gaining access to healthcare due to the ‘Obama care’ provisions, an increase of 5.1% in the enrollment of entry-level nursing school programs in 2011, was not sufficient to meet the upcoming demands that are facing the healthcare industry.

The goals established by the institute of Medicine in 2011, has called for over 80% of the nursing workforce to hold baccalaureate level degrees by 2020. The main factor causing the shortage of nurses was also the inability for nursing schools to admit qualified high school graduates into nursing school with over 78,587 applicants turned away from nursing schools in 2011.

 

 

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This high number of CNAs could be a direct result of the lack of graduate nursing programs, with qualified institutes turning away 37,412 qualified applicants in 2004 (Siela, Twibell, & Keller, 2008).

With over 50,000 new graduates leaving nursing school, only 24% of those graduating had received job offers upon the time of graduation (Jannetti, 2011).

However, this would not be achieved due to the driving need for specialized care of the new patient demographics. The inability to give these willing students a chance may also be due to insufficient faculty and budget restrictions (American Association Of Colleges Of Nursing, 2011).

 

 

 

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Nursing shortage facts

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In September 2010, AACN announced the expansion of nursingCAS, the nation’s centralized application service for RN programs, to include graduate nursing programs.

 

In July 2010, the Robert Wood Johnson foundation (RWJF) released its charting nursing’s future newsletter focused on “expanding America’s capacity to educate nurses.”

 

Also, since February 2002, Johnson & Johnson has sustained the campaign for nursing’s future, a multimedia initiative to promote careers in nursing and polish the image of nursing.

 

 

 

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One of the primary reasons for launching nursingCAS was to ensure that all vacant seats in schools of nursing are filled to better meet the need for RNs, APRNS, and nurse faculty. In 2016, more than 38,800 vacant seats were identified in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. NursingCAS provides a way to fill these seats and maximize the educational capacity of schools of nursing (American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2014)

This policy briefly describes the capacity innovations of 12 partnerships that are effectively addressing the nursing and nurse faculty shortages. Among the policy recommendations advanced in this brief are requiring all new nurses to complete a BSN program within 10 years of licensure and enhancing the pipeline into baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs.

This multimillion dollar effort includes television commercials, a recruitment video, a web site, brochures, and other visuals.

The redresses stated, therefore, can help reform the health sector to perform better and more efficiently in serving the citizens of America.

 

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Credits

Credits

Cox, P., Willis, W., & Coustasse, A. (2014). The American Epidemic: The U .S. Nursing Shortage and Turnover problem. Huntington, West Virginia: Marshall Digital Scholar. Retrieved from http://mds.Marshall.Edu/cgi/viewcontent.Cgi?Article=1125&context=mgmt_faculty

 

Committee on Energy and Commerce. (2015). Text – H.R.1602 – 114th Congress (2015-2016): Nurse Staffing Standards for Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2015. Congress.gov. Retrieved 19 October 2017, from https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1602/text

 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (2014). American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) > News & Information. Aacnnursing.org. Retrieved 19 October 2017, from http://www.Aacnnursing.Org/news-information/partnerships-grants

 

Bureau of Labor and Statistics. (2012a). Registered Nurses. Retrieved 19 October 2017 , from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Registered-nurses.html

 

Siela, D., Twibell, K., & Keller, V. (2008). The Shortage of Nurses and Nursing Faculty: What Critical Care Nurses Can Do. Critical Care Nurse, 19(1), 66-77

 

American association of colleges of nursing. (2011). Leading initiatives. Retrieved 19 October, 2017, from http://www.Aacn.Nche.Edu/leading_initiatives_news/news/2011/employment11

 

American health care association. [AHCA] (2008). 2007 ACHA Survey Nursing Staff Vacancy And Turnover In Nursing Facilities. Retrieved 19 October 2017, from http://www.Ahcancal.Org/research_data/staffing/pages/default.Aspx

 

Buerhaus, P. I., Staiger, D. O., & Auerbach, D. I. (2008). The Future Of The Nursing Workforce In The United States: Data, Trends And Implications. Mississauga, Ontario: jones and Bartlett publishers.

 

Staiger, D. O., Auerbach, D. L., & Buerhaus, P. I. (2012). Registerd Nurse Labor Supply and the Recession- Are We In a Bubble? The New England Journal of Medicine (366), 1463-1465.

 

Gabrielle, S., Jackson, D., & Mannix, J. (2007). Older Women Nurses: Health, Ageing Concerns and Self-Care Strategies. Journal of American Nursing , 61(3), 316-325.

 

Healthcare Association of New York State. (2010). Nurses Needed Short-Term Relief, Ongoing Shortage. New York: New York State. Retrieved 19 October 2017, from http://www.hanys.org/workforce/reports/2010-06-07_nurse_survey_results_2010.pdf

 

 

 

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Jannetti, A. J. (2011). Dean’s Notes. 33(2), 1-4.

 

Kinnair, D. (2012). An Ageing Population Requires Radical Changes to Nursing Education and Practice. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 9(1), 24-26

 

Lin, V. W., Hsiao, I., Jones, D., Juraschek, S. P., & Zhang, X. (2012). Poster 8: United States Registered Nurse Workforce Report Card and Shortage Forecast. 2(9). doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2010.07.039

 

Bae, S.-H., Mark, B., & Fried, B. (2009). Impact of Nursing Unit Turnover on Patient Outcomes in Hospitals. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42 (1), 40-49.

 

Barry, D. (2011). Boomers Hit New Self-Absorption Milestone: Age 65. Retrieved 19 October, 2017, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/01/us/01boomers.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2010). Projected Supply and Demand and Shortages of Registered Nurses. Retrieved October 19, 2017, from

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Ortman, J. M., Velkoff, V. A., & Hogan, H. (2014). An aging nation: The Older Population in the United states. Retrieved October 19, 2017, from https://www.Bing.Com/cr?Ig=05fccad0cbe44f4ab85cd81281ebbd20&cid=01e7e0a755186d4f2a8deb87541e6c2f&rd=1&h=bohnit-42elnre-ylpyvvqxruofss1byjky-tlubb5k&v=1&r=https%3a%2f%2fwww.Census.Gov%2fprod%2f2014pubs%2fp25-1140.Pdf&p=devex,5064.1

 

Cimiotti, J. P., Aiken, L. H., Sloane, D. M., & Wu, E. S. (2012). Nursing Staffing, Burnout, and Health Care-Associated Infection. American Journal of Infection Control, 40 (6), 486-490.

 

Palumbo, M. V., McIntosh, B., Rambur, B., & Naud, S. (2009). Retaining an Aging Nurse Workforce: Perceptions of Human Resource Practices . Nursing Economics , 27(4), 221-232.

 

IOM Future of Nursing Report. (2010). Retrieved October 19, 2017, from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ThePracticeofProfessionalNursing/workforce/IOM-Future-of-Nursing-Report-1

 

 

 

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