News posts December 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

First Estimate of Nursing Faculty Shortage Portends Widespread Patient Crisis

Estimate, developed by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, is a call for national action

New York City, December 10, 2010 – Each nurse educator position left unfilled could affect the care of as many as 3.6 million patients per year according to the first estimate of the impact of the nation’s persistent shortage of nursing faculty. Nationwide there are nearly 900 faculty vacancies among schools with baccalaureate programs, with thousands more anticipated in the next 15 years as current educators retire or return to practice.

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New York City to Host Inaugural Work Session on IOM/RWJF Future of Nursing Recommendations

National leaders to develop strategies for action and mobilize New York supporters

Local and national nursing, policy and health industry leaders will discuss what the recently released Future of Nursing report means for the New York City area, and strategies for action. Co-hosted by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this is the first of a series of regional meetings designed to address the biggest challenges facing the nursing profession. Topics include: nurses as qualified leaders in primary care; importance of inter-professional collaboration; New York’s scope-of-practice laws; types of changes needed in New York; and nursing education issues.

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