ERIC Number: EJ708296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-18
Doctoring up the Nursing Profession: Several Factors Are Contributing to the National Nursing Shortage, but Initiatives, Perceptions and College Programs Can Nurture Industry's Growth
Keels, Crystal L.
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n20 p26 Nov 2004
For all the baby boomers who've embraced and adopted healthier lifestyles, including proper diet and exercise, there may be an even more compelling reason. If you get sick or become hospitalized, you may not have the critically needed services of a well-trained nurse. It's been widely reported that there is a nursing shortage in the United States, and it is expected to grow worse as the population increases and ages and new medical procedures are developed. Hospitals, nursing homes, adult-care facilities and home-care services will suffer increasingly, industry experts say, as the current trend seems likely to continue.
Descriptors: Nursing Homes, Nursing, Nurses, Health Services, Hospitals, Nursing Education, Higher Education, Employment Potential
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; United States