Growing Nursing Shortages

Nursing is at the core of the healthcare profession. The lack of respect for this practice is astonishing and it threatens life as we know it. The demand for nurses is higher than ever before but the supply is at an all-time low. Today’s generation is unmotivated and uninterested in the nursing profession causing an enormous shortage. The government is working with state officials to increase incentives and create more modernized standards of clinical care. Ultimately it is the responsibility of present and future generations to put nursing as a top priority once again.
It is a nurse’s duty to develop a professional connection with the patient but with the ever changing nursing practice this has almost been eliminated. This puts the quality of care for the patient at risk and is a huge concern for this profession. Veteran nurses have not accepted change very well and find they are unprepared in an environment where resources are diminishing. They are required to do more work in less time with less help. Balancing an overloaded schedule and maintaining a positive yet professional a…




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