The shortage of nurses and nursing faculty: what critical care nurses can do.

  title={The shortage of nurses and nursing faculty: what critical care nurses can do.},
  author={Debra Siela and K Renee Twibell and Vicki Keller},
  journal={AACN advanced critical care},
  volume={19 1},
Nurses are needed more than ever to support the healthcare needs of every American. Nurses make up the greatest single component of hospital staff. In 2004, of the almost 3 million nurses in the United States, 83% were employed in nursing, and 58% of those were employed full-time. However, a severe shortage of nurses exists nationwide, putting the safe, effective healthcare of Americans in jeopardy. The concurrent shortage of nursing faculty has significant impact on the potential for admitting… CONTINUE READING

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