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Addressing America's Nursing Shortage

Healthcare

Addressing America's Nursing Shortage

Friday, February 15, 2002
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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"Nurses are the care of caregiving." – May L. Wykle, Ph.D.

Population growth, the graying of America, and advances in medicine and new techonology are driving the need for new nurses, yet there is a developing shortage of nurses that will potentially cripple patient care – and its effects will ripple through the entire healthcare profession. While nursing shortages are not new, many argue this one is different: if not addressed, we are faced with a long-term decline that will profoundly affect healthcare.

Dr. May L. Wykle, Dean of the Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, discusses the current nursing shortage, its causes, and what we can expect in the years ahead.

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