For the past 50 years, there’s been an alarmingly high shortage of nurses in the U.S. While there are 2.7 million registered nurses, nearly 500,000 licensed nurses are not working in the field. The New Yorker’s James Ledbetter points out that many reasons for the nurse shortage start with training, citing a dearth of clinical-training slots and teachers. In the past year, 78,000 nursing program applicants were turned away due to a lack of teachers. To address this critical issue, Ledbetter suggests we improve our methods of attracting and training nurses. Take a look at how some nursing schools train our future nurses while scaling simulation and increasing engagement on ApprenNet.
Where Are the Nurses?
Dec 08, 2015