HEALTH BYTES: Severe Nursing Shortage Commentary on a Severe Nursing Shortage

The hot-button topic of the nursing shortage took center stage on April 30 when CNN published an article by Parija Kavilanz, “Nursing Schools Are Rejecting Thousands of Applicants – In the Middle of a Nursing Shortage.”

Sadly, the CNN article is true: Nursing schools are turning away thousands of qualified applicants (56,000 in 2017), and schools are struggling to hire more qualified teachers.

The reasons given also are true: Finding enough clinical track and tenure track faculty is challenging and faculty shortages will get even worse. Read the full article.

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