The Bureau also projects the need for an additionalnew RNs each year through to fill newly created positions and to replace retiring nurses. For example, to be qualified to teach nursing at the undergraduate level, a Masters in Nursing is required. The study found that when more than four patients were assigned to an RN in pediatric hospitals, the likelihood of hospital readmissions increased significantly.
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Unpublished doctoral dissertation, more Unfortunately, there are inadequate numbers of allied health care education programs. The complexities of physician supply and demand: Projections through Despite the increasing complexity of imaging procedures, which has created a demand for better-prepared technologists, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists reports that if the current academic enrollment, attrition, and graduation levels remain constant, there will be a 14 percent shortage of even entry-level imaging personnel by as early as ASRT, This is an insufficient number to train the rapidly retiring workforce Anderson, In addition, currently there are fewer than 40 accredited cytotechnology training programs in the United States ASCP,graduating fewer than technologists annually.
Jeannie Cimiotti and colleagues identified a significant association between high patient-to-nurse ratios and nurse burnout with increased urinary tract and surgical site infections.
He discussed a number of trends in RN employment, including the fact that higher wages usually induce more RNs to enter the workforce and work longer hours. Mary Blegen and her colleagues from the University of California, San Francisco found that higher nurse staffing levels were associated with fewer deaths, lower failure-to-rescue incidents, lower rates of infection, and shorter hospital stays.
The shrinking ranks of current nurse educators.