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Re: Topic 1 DQ 1Contributing factors that will continue to lead to the nursing shortage is a lack of qualified nurseprofessionals that meet the requirements for specific specialties or regions, an aging RN workforce whowill soon be retiring, a shortage of nursing faculty that affects the number of nurse gradates, workstress levels, inadequate staffing, and increased turn over rates in the nurse profession. According tothe American Association for College of Nursing (AACN), the demand for nurse professionals will growby 16% until 2024 (Whitney, 2018).The departure of a significant number of nurses that will be retiringsoon raises concern over a shortage of well-seasoned nurses who will take their knowledge, skill,judgement, experience and other attributes with them leaving novice nurses without their lead.One example I have seen put into place here in California is mentoring programs within the unit. Thereare many new grad programs that are open to a select number of nurse graduates who receiveadditional training with mentors during the first 3 months to 11 months. Skills are sharpened/gained aswell as confidence. Seasoned nurses can teach novice nurses how to better manage clinical andorganizational challenges. Another resolution to the nurse shortage is that the AACN continues tocollaborate with educational institutions, policy makers, nursing organizations, and the media to call toattention the concern regarding the nursing shortage (AACN, 2019). There are currently severalstatewide initiatives that are in progress that address the shortage of nurses and nurse educators.Hospitals also offer incentives such as tuition reimbursement or assistance to encourage their nursesto advance their degree. This may entice nurses to focus on a specialty or open their eyes andopportunities for nurse educator or leadership positions.ReferenceAmerican Association for College of Nursing (AACN). (2019). Nursing shortage. AACN. Retrieved fromWhitney, S. (2018). The future of nursing is an evolving health care system.Trends in Health Care: ANursing Perspective.Retrieved from -perspective/v1.1/#/chapter/1Re: Topic 1 DQ 1Nursing is a multigenerational profession. The events that have contributed to the nursing shortage isdue to a large portion of nurses retiring. In 2013, 55% of nurses in the country were 50 years or older(Whitney, 2018). There is also a shortage of nursing faculty which decreases the number of nursingstudents that can be enrolled at a given time. This challenge makes it difficult for nurses to meet thedemands of nursing fast enough. Some of this is also due to a need for nurses to care for an agingpopulation as the life span of an average American is increasing in age. The illnesses of the aging

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