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ResponseThe American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) white paper in 2007 proposed a newrole in nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) to improve the health care outcomes. The aim of theCNL is to utilize a master prepared nurse to practice across the continuum of care within diversehealthcare setting in today’s changing healthcare environment.In addition to concern overhealthcare outcomes in the United States, the AACN maintained attentionneeded to be given to needs of an aging population and to the nursingprofession,(AACN, 2013).ReferenceAmerican Association of Colleges of Nursing, (2013).Competencies and curricular expectationsfor clinical nurse leaders’ education and practice.Retrieved fromCherry, B., & Jacob, S. R. (2016). Contemporary nursing: Issues, trends, andmanagement (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.WEEK 1 DQ 1Registered nurses are the single largest group of healthcare professionals in the UnitedStates. Yet, the vacancy rate for RNs continues to rise. Despite that fact, there is still agrowing demand for nurses both in hospitals and the community.Demand for health care services will increase because of the aging population, giventhat older individuals typically have more medical problems than younger ones. Thisaging population increases patients’ acuity and view the nursing the nurse to patientratio place a heavy load on nurses. There are many other factors contributing to thenursing shortage like a diminishing pipeline of new nurses due to a faculty shortage thathas resulted in thousands of prospective students being turned away, and low wages.Resolving the problem of patient ratio will significantly improve the problem of nursingshortage. Nurses nationwide consistently report that hospital nurse staffing levels areinadequate to provide safe and effective care. The setting of staffing ratios cannotnecessarily occur in the relative vacuum of a legislative session; many factors must beweighed, and various stakeholders must have a seat at the table. The ANA hasrecommended that hospital committees weighing such decisions must be comprised ofa minimum of 55% direct care nurses (or those who represent them). They also take theposition that any nurse-patient ratio and staffing plans must include recommendationslike establishing adjustable minimum numbers of RNs, include input from direct care
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RNs or their exclusive representatives, be based upon patient numbers and the variableintensity of care needed, consider unit and facility level staffing, quality and patientoutcome data and national comparisons as available. While legislators may have thepower to push through legislation pertaining to patient safety and nurse staffingmandates, those with the greatest stake in such decisions be brought into theconversation, (American Nurses Association, 2015).

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