(Answered) NRS 440 week1 Discussion 1

What is the impact to the nursing profession and to the public related to the projected nursing shortage? Discuss at least one way that the nursing profession is working toward a resolution of this problem.


The nurse population in the US currently stands at 3 million, making it the largest segment of the healthcare workforce in the country.  According to Buchan, Duffield and Jordan (2015), nursing is currently among the fastest growing occupations in the US.  Notwithstanding this growth, the demand of nurses in the country is outpacing supply to a huge extent.  As espoused by Snavely (2016), the country has been projected to experience a substantial shortage of registered nurses in the next couple of years.  The main driving force of this crisis is the aging of the Baby Boomer generation.   A study by Buchan et al. (2015) has shown that by 2030, the population of senior citizens will increase by about 75 percent.  As the population ages, the demand for health care services will increase considerably owing to the fact that 80 percent of the older adults in the country have at least one chronic condition…..Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5