Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) exist in many parts of the United States. Many of these areas are found lacking primary healthcare professionals in several types of careers such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and mental health. However, as a specific career, nursing has experienced the most significant shortage nationwide.
Using your textbook and this helpful website, learn more about the nursing shortage: American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
1. What are the major reasons for the nursing shortage? Provide a statistic with the source citation for each answer you provide.
2. What is the impact of the nursing shortage on patient care? Provide a statistic with the source citation for each answer you provide.
3. List 5 current strategies to address the nursing shortage. Provide a source citation with each answer.
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