Nursing shortage question and CPHE th...

Nursing shortage question and CPHE thoughts

There are 3 comments on the Southeast Missourian story from Jan 19, 2011, titled Nursing shortage question and CPHE thoughts. In it, Southeast Missourian reports that:

Is there a nursing shortage in Southeast Missouri? As chairman of a subcommittee established by the advisory committee of the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education , we have been asked to analyze and answer this question.

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#1 Jan 19, 2011
Difficult to answer because there are many variables. First let's clarify the question. Nursing shortage currently? In 3 years, 5, 10?

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#2 Jan 19, 2011
I do not think their is a shortage of nurses, but I do believe there is a shortage of good nurses!

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#3 Jan 20, 2011
Yes, Wolverine's comment is probably true of all professions but probably not terribly helpful in terms of man power planning. In addition to trying to clarify the time frame of the projection that I mentioned in my last post it is also helpful to stratify the type of nurse, e.g., LPN, RN, CRNA, etc. There could easily be a surplus of one type and a shortage of another.

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