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Opinion piece lays out problems + solutions to nursing shortage

Feb 2, 2023, 13:09 PM by ATI Marketing Team

“Though nurse educators are the backbone of the nation’s nursing pipeline, today, we are in crisis. Financial challenges are driving a national nursing faculty shortage that, in turn, makes it much more difficult for the United States to educate and graduate the number of nurses our healthcare system desperately needs.”

Dr. Kelly Simmons Leawood, Kan. (Feb. 2, 2023) — ATI Education Consultant Kelly Simmons, DNP, RN, knows firsthand how challenging the vocations of both nurses and nurse educators are. Having worked as a clinical nurse and then a nursing instructor, she has experienced the difficulties that are now coming to a disastrous crossroads as both nurses and faculty exit the profession.

Dr. Simmons uses her unique perspective to explain how the 2 aspects of nursing are intertwined in a recent opinion piece she wrote for the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Read Dr. Simmons' letter here.

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