Challenges Facing the Nursing Profession

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Challenges Facing the Nursing Profession in the 21st Century By: Kerry Z Today there is a national nursing shortage as the healthcare industry rapidly changes. Aging baby boomers mean demands on the healthcare system will only increase in the coming years. Fast forward a few years and we see many challenges ahead for nurses. Our textbook covers issues such as generational differences in an aging workforce with poor prospects for replacements, high acuity and short staffing, conflict in the workplace, expanding technology, an increasingly intercultural society, and issues involving access, cost, quality of care, safety, and accountability. While these issues are very important, I am…show more content…
A large influx of patients in a field already short on nursing staff. Not only are the baby boomers large in numbers, they are smart! The days of just telling patients to take a pill are in the past. These patients are able to monitor things that were at one time only monitored by nurses. They can take their own blood pressure or go to the corner drug store and have it done. Home
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