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Insufficient Nursing School Faculty Intensifies the Nurse Staffing Crisis

Annette R. Gibson, MSN, School of Nursing, Miami Dade Community College, 950 NW 20th Street, Miami, FL 33127, 305/237-4466, pwilson@dpeaflcio.org

This presentation will address the changing demographics and economic factors that directly impact the nursing shortage and, as a result, nurse education. The discussion will focus on the dwindling pool of available nursing faculty, as well as their preparation and expectations. The challenges confronting nurse educators will be discussed, since these are a deterrent to many current or potential long-term faculty members.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant will be able to

Keywords: Nurses, Nursing Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The Nurse Staffing Crisis: Aspects of the Problem

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA