A new campaign by the Washington Center for Nursing aims to ensure Washingtons nursing shortage remains a top issue for policy makers and key stakeholders. The campaign is dubbed: Inspiration. Information. Action.
We need to make sure the nursing shortage issue doesnt get put on the back burner, said Linda Tieman, RN, MN, FACHE, executive director.
With an aging population, aging caregiver workforce, and 300,000 additional residents who will become eligible for care under healthcare reform, Washingtons nursing shortage is expected to quickly worsen, according to Tieman.
This situation is urgent today, and our policy makers must address the need now, Tieman said. Healthcare is a top issue for families, employers, policy makers all of us. We are willing to do what we can to find solutions, but its important that we start finding them today.
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