Current Nursing Shortage

The development of faculty is a crucial step in nourishing the pipeline for tomorrow’s nurses.  The United States is facing what could be a severe nursing shortage that is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the need for health care grows through the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Compounding the problem is the fact that nursing colleges and universities across the country are struggling to expand enrollment levels to meet the rising demand for nursing care, while managing the retirement of many long-term faculty.