Where Have All the Nurses Gone? A Look at the National
Nursing Shortage and Potential Solutions.
Laura D. Rosenthal, DNP, ACHP, FAANP
Assistant Dean of DNP Programs and
Associate Professor of College of Nursing, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Please join us November 2nd at 11:30 am MT for a presentation with Laura D. Rosenthal, DNP, ACNP, FAANP; Assistant Dean of DNP Programs and Associate Professor of College of Nursing, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and President of Colorado Nurses Association. This presentation will cover the nursing shortage that is a long-standing problem that has received due attention during the pandemic. Now more than ever, nurses are in high demand to continue caring for patients in all settings of health care. How did we get here? We will review some of the contributing factors to this ongoing shortage.
The American Nurses Association along with the American Nurses Foundation have conducted many surveys on nursing mental health and work environments. The Colorado Nurses Association also reached out to members early in the pandemic and listened to their stories. We will hear some of these stories, consider findings from these surveys, and talk about how lack of nursing staff affects patient outcomes. It must be recognized that there is no one solution that will solve the nursing shortage or the issues associated with burnout and mental health in all health care disciplines. Many solutions are in place and innovative models are developing. Examples of how different entities can contribute to the solution will be specified.
1. There is no one single solution to solve the national nursing shortage.
2. Multiple sectors (Hospital and Long-Term Care Associations, Schools of Nursing, Health Care Facility Leadership, Community Partners, and Legislators) must work together on viable solutions.
3. Adequate nurse staffing improves patient outcomes.
4. The mental health and wellbeing of our health care workforce, in general, is suffering and although resiliency training is nice, changing the landscape of health care is better. OUR VIEWS ABOUT US HEALTHCARE DELIVERY–EVEN IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND.
About the Speaker
Laura Rosenthal is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Dean of DNP Programs at the University of Colorado, College of Nursing. She has 15-years of experience as an acute care nurse practitioner in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan in 2000. She then finished her master’s degree in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 2006.
In 2011, she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree; a degree created to prepare nurses for a continuously evolving healthcare landscape and to contribute interventions to improve patient safety and quality of care in populations and systems.
She has served as the Colorado State Representative to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and currently serves as the President for the Colorado Nurses Association. Her focus in advocacy surrounds increasing access to care for all individuals through removing barriers to practice for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
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