By Cherylyn Harley LeBon
January 15, 2019
America faces the stark reality of a national nursing crisis, yet some members of Congress are increasing partisan attacks against the colleges and institutions training much needed health care professionals. These attacks appear short-sighted, given the current reality. According to recent news reports, 126,000 nursing positions presently remain unfilled and by 2020, the projected nursing shortfall is estimated at 400,000.
Health care experts estimate the shortage will increase as the Baby Boomers age and the need for health care expands. The American Nurses Association contends that several other factors, including the… (continue reading)