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Avani ThakkarFollow

Start Date

23-8-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

23-8-2019 11:00 AM

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Background: Advanced training of nursing professionals is directly correlated with improved patient outcomes. As several leading health care organizations reported that the United States is witnessing a dramatic nursing shortage, the implementation of nursing residency programs would solve the shortage of nursing personnel while simultaneously improving patient outcomes.

Objectives: To investigate current research regarding the significance of nursing education in relation to patient outcomes, and to recommend a feasible solution to the current nursing shortage while prioritizing patient outcomes.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted using keywords such as “nursing shortage, shortage of nurses, aging population and shortage of nurses, impact of aging population on nursing shortage, higher education nursing, BSN nursing outcomes, advantages of higher educated nurses, clinical outcomes of BSN nurses”. Fourteen peer-reviewed articles published in English, between the years of 2008-2019 were utilized.

Results: The Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation suggest the implementation of nurse residency programs to prevent an increased decline in nursing professionals and to provide advanced training to new nurses.

Conclusions: The study found that providing advanced training to oncoming nurses by requiring participation in residency programs will ensure increased patient outcomes, while simultaneously, prevent future nurses being deterred from joining the nursing profession due to strenuous education requirements.

Key Words: Nursing Shortage, Aging Population and Shortage of Nurses, Advantages of Higher Educated Nurses

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Aug 23rd, 9:00 AM Aug 23rd, 11:00 AM

Examining the Demand for Higher Education Nursing in Relation to the Nursing Shortage

Background: Advanced training of nursing professionals is directly correlated with improved patient outcomes. As several leading health care organizations reported that the United States is witnessing a dramatic nursing shortage, the implementation of nursing residency programs would solve the shortage of nursing personnel while simultaneously improving patient outcomes.

Objectives: To investigate current research regarding the significance of nursing education in relation to patient outcomes, and to recommend a feasible solution to the current nursing shortage while prioritizing patient outcomes.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted using keywords such as “nursing shortage, shortage of nurses, aging population and shortage of nurses, impact of aging population on nursing shortage, higher education nursing, BSN nursing outcomes, advantages of higher educated nurses, clinical outcomes of BSN nurses”. Fourteen peer-reviewed articles published in English, between the years of 2008-2019 were utilized.

Results: The Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation suggest the implementation of nurse residency programs to prevent an increased decline in nursing professionals and to provide advanced training to new nurses.

Conclusions: The study found that providing advanced training to oncoming nurses by requiring participation in residency programs will ensure increased patient outcomes, while simultaneously, prevent future nurses being deterred from joining the nursing profession due to strenuous education requirements.

Key Words: Nursing Shortage, Aging Population and Shortage of Nurses, Advantages of Higher Educated Nurses

 

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