Title

Utah must produce more nurses

Keywords

nursing, United States nursing shortage

Abstract

The United States is currently facing a nursing shortage that is expected to expand as the population ages. This claim is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services July 2002 report, which states that if current trends are not addressed, the nursing shortage is projected to increase to 29 percent by 2020. This information indicates that in the near future the United States will have only two-thirds of the needed number of nurses. Make no mistake about it. If this forecast prediction becomes truth, the quality of health care delivery in the United States will deteriorate.

Original Publication Citation

Lundberg, K. (2005, September 23). Utah must produce more nurses. The Deseret Morning News, pp. A12.

Document Type

Other

Publication Date

2005-09-23

Publisher

Deseret News

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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