A Comparison of Policy Strategies between the United States and Global Nations Designed to Improve the Nursing Shortage

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153266
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Comparison of Policy Strategies between the United States and Global Nations Designed to Improve the Nursing Shortage
Abstract:
A Comparison of Policy Strategies between the United States and Global Nations Designed to Improve the Nursing Shortage
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Kiladis, Patricia A., MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Northeastern University
Title:Faculty
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The contemporary nursing shortage is expected to reach crisis proportion during the next decades. In the United States the projected demand for nurses by 2020 is 750,000 more than the supply currently produced. In order to offset these problems, educational institutions need to strategize initiatives to increase capacity. In a recent pilot study, conducted by the author, ten key informants, leaders from education, practice and policy, were asked to identify 'best practice' states engaged in policy solutions specifically aimed at increasing capacity. Findings from the project clearly defined the importance of collaborative partnerships, workforce centers, leadership, evaluation data, innovative use of technology and legislative mandates as key elements in ameliorating the shortage. The policy mandates enacted into law increased funds for faculty recruitment and retention; funded student scholarships; and provided monies for innovation in technology. The nursing shortage predicament is not limited to the United States. Worldwide nations are seeing a decreased ratio between nurses and the populations they serve. The question is whether the causes of the nursing shortage between the U.S. and their global counterparts are similar and whether policy solutions from the pilot study have applicability throughout the world. The International Council of Nurses in conjunction with the Florence Nightingale International Foundation studied the cause of the international nursing shortage and proposed policy interventions. The result of their findings are compared and contrasted with the pilot project for this poster presentation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Comparison of Policy Strategies between the United States and Global Nations Designed to Improve the Nursing Shortageen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153266-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Comparison of Policy Strategies between the United States and Global Nations Designed to Improve the Nursing Shortage</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kiladis, Patricia A., MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northeastern University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Faculty</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">p.kiladis@neu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The contemporary nursing shortage is expected to reach crisis proportion during the next decades. In the United States the projected demand for nurses by 2020 is 750,000 more than the supply currently produced. In order to offset these problems, educational institutions need to strategize initiatives to increase capacity. In a recent pilot study, conducted by the author, ten key informants, leaders from education, practice and policy, were asked to identify 'best practice' states engaged in policy solutions specifically aimed at increasing capacity. Findings from the project clearly defined the importance of collaborative partnerships, workforce centers, leadership, evaluation data, innovative use of technology and legislative mandates as key elements in ameliorating the shortage. The policy mandates enacted into law increased funds for faculty recruitment and retention; funded student scholarships; and provided monies for innovation in technology. The nursing shortage predicament is not limited to the United States. Worldwide nations are seeing a decreased ratio between nurses and the populations they serve. The question is whether the causes of the nursing shortage between the U.S. and their global counterparts are similar and whether policy solutions from the pilot study have applicability throughout the world. The International Council of Nurses in conjunction with the Florence Nightingale International Foundation studied the cause of the international nursing shortage and proposed policy interventions. The result of their findings are compared and contrasted with the pilot project for this poster presentation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:09:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:09:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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