|The intent of these pages is
to identify the factors and magnitude of the nursing shortage thus
giving positive outlet for my own considerable professional frustration.
Begun during a period of professional hiatus after 19 years of nursing,
I have advanced my own understanding of the many complicated and seemingly
insurmountable factors involved, often finding myself overwhelmed with
the problems and subtexts inherent in the issue. The statistics are staggering,
but they are not surprising. The layers are thick, but they can be peeled
Despite the complexity, there are in fact
only two alpha factors fueling the current crisis shortage and there exist
four responses that, if implemented, would address the current Crisis nursing
shortage in a meaningful and immediate way, relieve the pressures of the
alpha factors, and provide sound foundation for erradication of the longstanding
shortage cycle of which the Crisis shortage is part, thus allowinging the
market to address in a calmer environment the additional long-term solutions
required in the dynamic Healthcare Industry in its local environments.
Included are some pages more subjective
in nature, as I attempt to make sense of what I've found and am finding,
and which are evident as subjective when they occur. This project was undertaken
as a positive outlet, propelled by frustration and with considerable self
interest, meant to address the need for interior evaluation of exterior
forces impinging my desire to nurse, and helping me to determine
if I am or am not able to remain vital within the Industry as one of its
direct care Nurses.
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