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The Nursing Shortage: Is This Cycle Different? References

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Nursingworld

Information online at the American Nurses Association website.

The American Nurse January/February 2002

Trossman, R. (2002) Who will be there to teach? TAN  retrieved from January-February Vol 34 (1) Available at www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/2002/TANJanfeb02Teaching.aspx
 
OJIN: Administrative Ethics and the Allocation of Scarce Resources

P.J. Maddox, EdD, MSN, RN (Dec. 31, 1998): Administrative Ethics and the Allocation of Scarce Resources Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Available at www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol31998/No3Vol31998/ScarceResources.aspx
 
Today's Registered Nurse: Numbers and Demographics

ANA Nursing Facts: Today's Registered Nurse Numbers and Demographics Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/CertificationandAccreditation/AboutNursing/NumbersandDemographics.aspx

ANA Press Release 2001: Nurses concerned over working condtionsI, Decline in quality of care, ANA survey reveals

News release from ANA that reports RNs believe there has been a decline in the quality of nursing care in the U.S. Available:
www.nursingworld.org/FunctionalMenuCategories/MediaResources/PressReleases/2001/ANAPressRelease.aspx
 
TAN March/April '00: NY faces RN shortage in specialties

Story in TAN about a study commissioned by NYSNA on RN workforce reporting a nursing shortage within specialty areas and one threatening the general supply of RNs.
Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/2000/MarAprNYShortage.aspx
 
TAN January/February '00: Nurses fight short staffing on several major fronts

Article in TAN about how nurses are fighting back on the shortage. Susan Trossman. Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/2000/JanFebShortStaffing.aspx

Position Statement: Maintaining Professional and Legal Standards During a Shortage of Nursing Personnel

Joint statement by ANA Board of Directors, NCSB, and the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nursing on Maintaining Professional and Legal Standards During a Shortage of Nursing Personnel. Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/HealthcareandPolicyIssues/ANAPositionStatements/ANAPositions/joint/jtshort14469.aspx
 
ANA Policy Paper: Workforce Trends among U.S. Registered Nurses

Report on workforce trends for the ICN Workforce Forum, Stockholm, Sweden September 21-October 1, 1997. Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ThePracticeofProfessionalNursing/workplace/Workforce/WorkforceTrends.aspx

TAN January/February '00: National Sample Survey coming in March

Feature announcing the National Sample. Survey. In TAN by Ayah E. Johnson. Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/2000/JanFebNationalSurvey.aspx

TAN March/April '98: New nursing shortage hits

Article in TAN as shortage is recognized. By Michael Stewart. Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/1998/MarAprNursingShortage.aspx

TAN March/April '98: Noted economist predicts nurses will be in demand

Report of ANA conference that examined the nursing workforce as a "commodity" .
Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/1998/MarAprNursesDemand.aspx
 
ANA: Principles for Nurse Staffing

Nine principles of nurse staffing are presented along with a discussion. Principles were adopted by the ANA Board of Directors on November 24, 1998 .
Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/HealthcareandPolicyIssues/ANAPositionStatements/ANAPrinciples/NurseStaffing.aspx

TAN May/June '98: The National Sample Survey of RNs

Overview of results of The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, done in 1996. David Keepnews. Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/1998/MayJunSurveyofRNs.aspx

Nursing organizations

Websites generated by nursing organizations

Nurses Launch Aggressive Campaign to Promote Nursing as Top Career Choice for Students (Ontario)

News release. Toronto, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - "Ontario's 140,000 registered nurses and registered practical nurses have launched the most comprehensive recruitment campaign ever undertaken in the country to encourage young and mature students to make nursing their career choice "
Available: http://www.newswire.ca/releases/September2000/20/c5513.html California Strategic Planning Committee for Nursing

The California Strategic Planning Committee for Nursing/Colleagues in Caring (CSPCN/CIC). Part of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's national program, Colleagues in Caring: Regional Collaboratives for Nursing Work Force Available: http://www.ucihs.uci.edu/cspcn/ UKCC - Media and Research

Report by the regulatory body for nursing, midwifery and health visiting that shows decline in numbers on the UKCC register has been stopped, bu cautions not all trends are as positive. Available: http://www.ukcc.org.uk/cms/content/Media%20and%20Research NCSB responds to nursing shortage

Statement from NCSB on nursing shortage
Jan 2001. Available: http://www.ncsbn.org/files/publications/newsreleases/shortage012301.pdf Nursing Shortage

Saskatchewan Registered Nurse Association. News release. Jan 2000 AACN - Faculty shortages intensify Nation's nursing deficit

AACN Bulletin. Faculty Shortages Intensify Nations's Nursing Deficit April 1999. Available: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Publications/issues/IB499WB.htm Nurses for a Healthier tomorrow

"Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow (NHT) is a coalition of 24 nursing and health care organizations working together to wage a 36-month national communications campaign to attract people to the nursing profession. Available: http://www.nursesource.org/facts_shortage.html AACN - Media Relations-Letter to editor

" WASHINGTON, D.C., September 15, 2000 -- Following is text of a letter to the Chicago Tribune by Carolyn A. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), in response to reporter Michael J. Berens' recent three-part series (September 10-12) on nurse errors.." Available: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/NewsReleases/22sept00.htm AACN - Media Relations-enrollment in schools of nursing

News release about declining nursing school enrollments. February, 2000.
Available: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/NewsReleases/2000feb17.htm AACN - Colleagues in Caring Project

Colleagues In Caring is a national grant program funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Available: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/caringproject/index.htm AACN - Media Relations-commentary

News release about commentary in (June 14, 2000 issue of the Journal of
the American Medical Association (JAMA). by Geraldine Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN, executive director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN),. Commentary accompanies an article by researcher Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and colleagues about shortage of nurses NLN - National League for Nursing

Tri-Council for Nursing Policy Statement
(AACN, ANA, AONE, NLN). Strategies to reverse the new nursing shortage Available:
http://www.nln.org/aboutnln/news_tricouncil2.htm Position Statements-ICN

Nurse Retention, Transfer and Migration: ICN Position Available: http://www.icn.ch/psretention.htm Maintaining Professional and Legal Standards During a Shortage of Nursing Personnel - Joint Statement, 1992

NCSB's clarification of "... the role of the regulatory mechanisms provided internally by the profession, and those provided externally by the state to assure public access to high quality nursing services."
Available: http://www.ncsbn.org/files/publications/positions/nursing1.asp Nursing Supply/Demand Issue Brief from the Policy Futures Panel - Issues, Volume 19 Number 3 1998

NCSB Nursing Supply/Demand Issue Brief from the Policy Futures Panel Issues, Volume 19 Number 3 1998.
Available: http://www.ncsbn.org/files/publications/issues/vol193/supply193.asp

Government sources

U.S. Federal sources

National Center for Health Workforce Information and Analysis Health Workforce Newslink

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provides Links from the Bureau of Health Professions Programs related to health workforce Newslink. Available: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/newslink.htm Registered Nurses

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational Outlook Handbook. Section on RNs. July 2000. Available: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses

National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, March 1996: Source for survey, sample notes, and data files Nursing Home Staffing and Quality Improvement Act of 2001

Nursing Home Staffing and Quality Improvement Act of 2001 (Introduced in the House)[H.R.118.IH] Available:http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?
dbname=107_cong_bills&docid=f:h118ih.txt.pdf

Foundations/Organizations

Non-profit groups that have an international focus and deal with nursing and or health

IFTF

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Health and Health Care Workforce 2010. Executive summary and access to all chapters. Available: www.rwjf.org/app/rw_publications_and_links/publicationsPdfs/iftf/index.htm

IFTF-Nurses

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation site Health and Health Care 2010: Nurses Available: www.rwjf.org/app/rw_publications_and_links/publicationsPdfs/iftf/ chapter_6/ch6_section_2.htm Critical Challenges: Executive Summary

Critical Challenges: Revitalizing the Health Professions for the Twenty-First Century. PEW Executive Summary
Available: http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/summaries/challenges.html Colleagues In Caring

Colleagues In Caring call for proposals by The Robert Wood Johnson. Foundation. December 2000. Available:
http://164.109.40.27/rw_publications_and_links/publicationsPdfs/ Responses from the field to PEW Commission's 1995 Report

Responses from the field to PEW Commission's 1995 Report, Reforming Health Care Workforce Regulation
Available: http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/pdf_files/futwkreg.pdf

News release from National Academies (IOM). Hospitals and nursing homes need changes in the mix of nursing personnel. Available: http://www4.nationalacademies.org/news.nsf/

Articles

Scholarly articles from a range of sources

TAP: Vol 11, Iss. 7. Nurse, Interrupted. Suzanne Gordon.

Gordon, S. Nurse, Interrupted," The American Prospect vol. 11 no. 7, February 14, 2000 . Available: http://www.prospect.org/print/V11/7/gordon-s.html TAP: Web Feature: A Conversation with Suzanne Gordon. by Laura Maggi. February 3, 2000.

Maggi, L. "A . Conversation with Suzanne Gordon ," The American Prospect Online, February 3, 2000. Available: http://www.prospect.org/webfeatures/2000/02/maggi-l-02-03.html Aging Registered Nurse Workforce May Lead to Shortage of Nurses

Aging Registered Nurse Workforce May Lead to Shortage of Nurses. June 14, 2000 JAMA/MedscapeWire. (Note: need to register with Medscape for access--free)
Available:http://internalmedicine.medscape.com/MedscapeWire/2000/ Long-Term Care Staff Crisis Costs Lives Yet Could be Solved

Long-Term Care Staff Crisis Costs Lives Yet Could be Solved. January 26, 2001. MedscapeWire ((Note: need to register with Medscape for access--free) Available:
http://www.medscape.com/MedscapeWire/2001/ Implications of an Aging Registered Nurse Workforce

Buerhaus, P; Staiger, D.; Auerbach, D, Implications of an Aging Registered Nurse Workforce.Vol. 283 No. 22, June 14, 2000
Abstract. Available: http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v283n22/abs/joc91904.html CurtinCalls..an occasionally irreverent scan of Nursing / Ethics Archives

Curtain, L. What DO Nurses Want? Curtain Calls. December 2000. Available:
http://www.curtincalls.com/designs/Ethics/ Current and Projected Workforce of Nonphysician Clinicians

Cooper, R; Laud, P; Dietrich C. Current and Projected Workforce of Nonphysician Clinicians . Abstract. JAMA. 1998;280:788-794. Available:
http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v280n9/abs/jsc71194.html

Other

Information from commercial nursing publications and a file of stories from news media

Nursing Standard Online - the professional home for nurses on the net

Pay scales for RNs in United Kingdom. Published in Nursing Standard Online
Available: http://www.nursing-standard.co.uk/payscalefr.htm NurseWeek/HealthWeek|Nursing Shortage

Barbara B. Gray, . Fresh signs of a growing nursing shortage. NurseWeek. February 12, 1998. Available: http://www.nurseweek.com/features/98-2/short.html

News Media

Stories on shortage by news media

Rural communities feel sting of nursing shortage

Long, P. Daily Camera. October 2000 Boston Globe Online / Business / Where the need is greatest, nursing shortage is most acute

Ellen G. Lahr, Globe Correspondent and Diane E. Lewis Globe Staff, 09/12/99 Where the need is greatest, nursing shortage is most acute. This story ran on page J01 of the Boston Globe on 09/12/99. Available: http://www.calnurse.org/cna/new2/bsg291599.html CNN.com - UK hospitals turn to Spain for nurses - January 20, 2001

CNN.com - UK hospitals turn to Spain for nurses - January 20, 2001. CNN.com Your Health. Available: http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD
/europe/UK/01/20/spain.nurses/index.html CNN.com - Your Health: Medical errors linked to nurses - September 15, 2000

Your Health: Medical errors linked to nurses September 15, 2000. CNN.com Your Health. Available: http://www.cnn.com/2000/HEALTH/09/15/your.health/ CNN.com - Health - Some worry nursing shortage could put patients at risk - January 12, 2001

Some worry nursing shortage could put patients at risk January 12, 2001. CNN.com Your Health. Available: http://www.cnn.com/2001/HEALTH/01/12/nursing.shortage/index.html With fewer entering the profession, nurse shortage likely, study suggests

With fewer entering the profession, nurse shortage likely, study suggests . Thursday, June 15, 2000. Seattle Post - Intelligencer Staff and News Services. Available:
http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com/local/nurs15.shtml ABCNEWS.com : Nursing Shortage Seen in United States Experts warn nurse shortage is reaching critical condition - 1999-04-26 - The Business Journal of Jacksonville

Experts warn nurse shortage is reaching critical condition by Bernice L. Guity . The Business Journal of Jacksonville. From the April 23, 1999 print edition. Available: http://jacksonville.bcentral.com/jacksonville/stories/1999/04/26/story6.html

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