According to a study conducted by the National League of Nursing (NLN), in the years 2002-03 there has been an increase in nursing program admissions, enrollments and graduations. Actual Graduations have increased by 6%, however it is still up to these nurses to pass the state board exam. So even though there is an increase in nursing graduations that doesn’t necessarily mean that these nurses are enough to help alleviate this nursing shortage.

I have definitely seen an increase in the number of hospital scholarships offered to colleges to increase enrollment promising nursing students a job right when they have fulfilled their nursing program. I think this is great to see that there is an effort being made not only by nursing schools but hospitals also. Hopefully this effort continues so that we are able to see more nurses invade the nursing work force and help us out of this nursing shortage.

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