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The Nursing Shortage

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Strategies for Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Practice and Education

Author: Harriet Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN


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This book presents an overview of innovative initiatives to combat the nursing shortage that are being pioneered in a number of states, schools of nursing, and health care institutions. Among the strategies described are preceptor and mentoring arrangements, scholarship/work payback agreements, private and public funding initiatives to support the education of future nurses, and service/education partnership models. An international perspective is added by a chapter on initiatives in a hospital in Iceland.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 12, 2003
  • Page Count 200
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826121653
  • EISBN 9780826121660

Table of Contents 

    Preface by Harriet Feldman
    Part I: The Policy Front
  1. Combating the Nursing Shortage: Vermont’s Call to Action, Judith A. Cohen, Mary Val Palumbo, and Betty Rambur
  2. Tackling the Nursing Shortage in Rural Missouri: Linking Education and Service in a Differentiated Practice Environment, Susan W. Devaney, Alice F. Kuehn, Ruth J. Jones, and Lynne Ott
  3. A Rural State’s Response to the Nursing Shortage: Nevada’s Story, Julie E. Johnson, Nancy Polatty, and Doreen Begley
  4. The Shortage of Operating Room Nurses: What AORN is Doing About it, Suzanne C. Beyea

  5. Part II: The Education Front
  6. The Role of Nursing Schools in Addressing the Shortage, Barbara R. Heller and Leslie P. Lichtenberg
  7. Developing an Accelerated BSN Program: The KSU Partnership Model, David N. Bennett, Marie N. Bremner, and Richard K. Sowell
  8. A Collaborative Effort Among Nurse Leaders to Address the Hospital Nursing Shortage in Cincinnati, Darla Vale, Susan Schmidt, Eugenia Mills, Thomas Shaw, Andrew Lindell, Carolyn Thomas, and Alfred Tuchfarber
  9. Perceptions of Senior Baccalaureate Nursing Students and Nurse Leaders: A Look at Elements of Success in the Workplace, Rosanna DeMarco and Jane Aroian

  10. Part III: The Retention Front: Promoting Workplace Satisfaction
  11. Intensity and Challenge as an Aspect of Work Satisfaction in an Urban Emergency Room, Bonnie Raingruber and Victoria Ritter
  12. Power Sharing: A Strategy for Nurse Retention, Joan Trofino
  13. STAT!: A Four-Step Approach to Nursing Recruitment and Retention in a Tertiary Pediatric Setting, Gail Smart and Anne Marie Kotzer
  14. Responding to ANA’s Nursing’s Agenda for the Future: The Recruitment and Retention Program at a Major Medical Center, Christine Henriksen, Richard Williams, Nancy E. Page, and Priscilla Sandford Worral
  15. Career Development Programs at an Iceland Hospital, Hrafn Oli Sigurdsson

  16. Appendix: Major Reports on the Nursing Shortage