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Introduction to nursing shortage: factors influencing nursing shortage

Rodrigues, Reshmi (2014) Introduction to nursing shortage: factors influencing nursing shortage. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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There are a number of factors that contribute to the nursing shortage: Staffing shortages are impacting the stress level of nurses thus impacting job satisfaction. The change in demographics requires a need for more nurses to care for the aging population. A significant sector of the nursing workforce is approaching retirement age. Even though the causes of nursing shortages are multi-faceted in nature, there is growing evidence of the impact of low staffing levels on health care delivery and outcomes. The public health significance of organizations to retain nurses is twofold: by focusing on nursing leadership styles as a recommendation to alleviate some of the problems that are emerging as a result of nursing shortages and job satisfaction.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Rodrigues, Reshmi
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairCastle, Nicholascastlen@pitt.eduCASTLENUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberGrubs, Robinrgrubs@pitt.eduRGRUBSUNSPECIFIED
Date: 12 August 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 20:58
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 11:58


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