“It’s going to continue and it’s going to get worse”: Short-staffing and the future of nursing

Nurses everywhere have been raising red flags in an attempt to draw attention to short-staffing—one of the greatest issues facing the profession. And for far too long now, it has gone unresolved.
If the nurses of today are labeling the issue as severe as it is sweeping, what will the nurses of tomorrow–10 to 15 years from now–face when the nurse-to-patient ratio has been further agitated by a booming population and an even lower influx of new nurses?

In this week’s episode of “The Nurse Mendoza Show” on ScrubsBeat, Nurse Mendoza urges the healthcare community to consider the future of nursing—a future that’s likely to be your own. Then, share your own thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Concerned about inadequate levels of staffing? We encourage you to contribute to the conversation and to keep the comments coming!

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