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Shortage of Nurses

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

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The impact of nursing workforce shortage to the nursing profession is that for one reason, it is needed for a hospital to effectively respond to a public health emergency such as terrorist attack, infectious disease epidemic, or natural disaster . The shortage of nurses in the long run presents a challenge to public health preparedness and had addressed a comprehensive national strategy.

The shortage of nurses had affect the surge capacity, which is the health care system's ability to quickly expand beyond normal services to meet the increased demand for medical care in the event of bioterrorism or other large scale public health ...

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This solution discusses the impact of a shortage of nurses and its effect on the profession and the public.