Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jul-Aug;28(4):w646-56. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.28.4.w646. Epub 2009 Jun 12.

Education policy initiatives to address the nurse shortage in the United States.

Author information

1
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. laiken@nursing.upenn.edu

Abstract

Employment opportunities are expected to grow much faster for registered nurses (RNs) than for most other occupations. Yet a major shortage of nurses is projected by 2020. A nurse faculty shortage and financially strapped colleges and universities are limiting the ability of U.S. nursing schools to take advantage of historically high numbers of qualified applicants. Increased public subsidies are needed to provide greater access to nursing education, with a priority on baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, where job growth is expected to be the greatest.

PMID:
19525285
PMCID:
PMC2718732
DOI:
10.1377/hlthaff.28.4.w646
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center