Nursing Shortage Crisis: A Case Study

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The nursing shortage negatively impacts the quality of care for patients due to the high patient-to-nurse ratios; causing more burnout, more infections/diseases, higher re-admission rates, job dissatisfaction and higher risks for medication and safety errors. Minimum staffing regulations, ongoing, long-term workforce planning, implementation strategies for retaining nurses, technological advancements to increase the nursing workforce, and advocacy for increasing the nursing education funding are all measures that can be taken to help resolve the nursing shortage crisis.
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