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Thereare many changes that have an influence on the modern health caresystem. The most important factors are the increased cost of medicalservices, increased demand and shortage of nurses. The shortage ofnurses has a direct implication on the quality of health careservices and patient outcome. The increased demand for registerednurses services due to emerging health condition and an agingpopulation, in addition to a large number of registered nursesleaving the profession are some of the causes of nursing shortages(Littlejohn et al, 2012). Scientists have developed models thatpredict the extent of nursing shortage in the future. Additionally,there are several proposals that have been recommended to deal withthe problem.

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Christopher,S. et al (2015). Can Generation Y nurses supply areas of shortage?New graduate challenges in today`s job market. AustralianJournal of Advanced Nursing.33(2) 36. http://www.ajan.com.au/Vol33/Issue2/5Christopher.pdf

Nursingshortage is influenced by workforce attitudes in the early stages ofan individual’s career. This article explores the challenges facedby graduate nurses belonging to generation Y and how it influencesnursing shortage. Negative perception about nursing care in mentalhealth and aged care as well as generational opinions negativelyimpacts on new nursing graduates attitudes towards nursing.

Juraschek,S. et al (2011). United States Registered Nurse Workforce Report Cardand Shortage Forecast. AmericanJournal of Medical Quality,27(3) 241-249, doi: 10.1177/1062860611416634

Asa result of changes in demographics in the American population, thedemand for health care services is increasing. Nurses play animportant role in the delivery of quality health care services. Thisarticle provides a projection of registered nursing shortage based onchanges in age and size of population. The projection is based on ademand and supply model. The model estimates that there will be amassive shortage of nurses by 2030 in the United States.

Littlejohn,L. et al. (2012). Nursing Shortage: A Comparative Analysis.InternationalJournal of Nursing,1(1) 22-28,http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.300.9995&amprep=rep1&amptype=pdf

Nursingshortage has evolved into a global health care challenge. It affectsthe ability of the health care system to meet the needs of thepatients. This article provides a literature review of nursingshortage at the global level. The article established that althoughnursing shortage is different depending on the country (UnitedStates, South Africa and Philippines), it has similar impacts.

MacKusick,C &amp Minick, P. (2010). Why Are Nurses Leaving? Findings from anInitial Qualitative Study on Nursing Attrition. MEDSURGNursing,19(6), 335-340,https://www.amsn.org/sites/default/files/documents/practice-resources/healthy-work-environment/resources/MSNJ_MacKusick_19_06.pdf

Theincreased nurses’ shortage in the modern health care system hasincreased focus on nurses leaving the health care system. Thisarticle reviews some of the reasons that force registered nurses makedecisions to leave the profession. Some of the most important factorsforcing registered nurses out of the profession include unfriendlyworkplaces, emotional distress and fatigue.

Seo,S. &amp Spetz, J. (2012), Demand for temporary agency nurses andnursing shortages. Inquiry,50(3) 216. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0046958013516583

Registerednurses shortage has resulted into increase in temporary employmentamong nurses. However, some studies suggest that this is influencedby the need for more flexible workplaces and reduction of laborcosts. This article established that there is a significantrelationship between increased nursing shortage and agency nursing.

Tellez,M. (2012). Work satisfaction among California registered nurses: alongitudinal comparative analysis. NursingEconomics.30(2) 73-81.http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA287109386&ampv=2.1&ampu=lom_schoolcraft&ampit=r&ampp=AONE&ampsw=w&ampasid=db756c1623a1ed1b32069f59937b7da6

Theminimum nurse to patient ratio has been proposed to be one of thesolutions to staffing challenges associated with nursing shortage. This is due to its impacts on nurse satisfaction and retention. Thestudy established that minimum nurse to patient ratio had asignificant impact on job satisfaction.

References

Christopher,S. et al (2015). Can Generation Y nurses supply areas of shortage?New graduate challenges in today`s job market. AustralianJournal of Advanced Nursing.33(2) 36.

Juraschek,S. et al (2011). United States Registered Nurse Workforce Report Cardand Shortage Forecast. AmericanJournal of Medical Quality,27(3) 241-249, doi: 10.1177/1062860611416634

Littlejohn,L. et al. (2012). Nursing Shortage: A Comparative Analysis.InternationalJournal of Nursing,1(1) 22-28,http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.300.9995&amprep=rep1&amptype=pdf

MacKusick,C &amp Minick, P. (2010). Why Are Nurses Leaving? Findings from anInitial Qualitative Study on Nursing Attrition. MEDSURGNursing,19(6), 335-340,https://www.amsn.org/sites/default/files/documents/practice-resources/healthy-work-environment/resources/MSNJ_MacKusick_19_06.pdf

Seo,S. &amp Spetz, J. (2012), Demand for temporary agency nurses andnursing shortages. Inquiry,50(3) 216. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0046958013516583

Tellez,M. (2012). Work satisfaction among California registered nurses: alongitudinal comparative analysis. NursingEconomics.30(2) 73-81.http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA287109386&ampv=2.1&ampu=lom_schoolcraft&ampit=r&ampp=AONE&ampsw=w&ampasid=db756c1623a1ed1b32069f59937b7da6