The Nursing Shortage and Changing Responsibilities
Is any group of professionals more critical to healthcare reform than nursing? Nurses make up the single largest segment of the healthcare workforce and spend the greatest amount of time delivering direct patient care. Nurses work across every segment of the healthcare delivery system and not only provide direct patient care but coordinate care and, more than ever before, are leading efforts to redesign the care delivery system itself.
While the profession works to meet these challenges, individual organizations need a strategy to understand and prepare for the changes, compete for qualified candidates, choose those best suited for success, and retain them.