Nursing

Nursing faculty shortage hinders enrollment

Nurse Leader Insider, December 29, 2007

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Although enrollment has grown annually since 2001, the size of increases is down from 17% in 2003. Furthermore, the faculty shortage is compounded by projections made by the Health Resources and Services Administration, estimating more than one million new RNs will be needed by 2020 to meet the demand for nursing care. Though interest in nursing careers remains strong, many individuals seeking to enter the profession cannot be accommodated in nursing programs due to faculty and resource constraints.

For more detail on the nurse faculty shortage and AACN's response, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/FactSheets/FacultyShortage.htm.

Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/NewsReleases/2007/enrl.htm



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