Nurse Reinvestment Act
7 pages (1750 words)
By 2000, the nursing shortage worsened due to aging of work force and thus there was an increase in the demand for registered nurses. "The current shortage is the product of several trends including: steep population growth in several states, a diminishing pipeline of new students to nursing, a decline in RN earnings relative to other career options, an aging nursing workforce, low job satisfaction and poor working conditions that contribute to high workforce attrition rates, and an aging population that will require intense health care services." (Gerson, J & Oliver, T.