The issue of expanding nursing education potential including staff, nursing resources and physical space to join and educate the scores of students needed to meet upcoming nursing demands remains critical. Responding to President Obama’s suggested price range, National League for Nursing CEO Dr. Beverly Malone indicated the League’s appreciation for the potential impact of this financing on the country’s health. “Federal financing is imperative to the formula between delivery of top quality nursing care services to the greatest number of People in America and nursing education. The Title VIII dollars asked for in FY 2014 for health professional employees development understands the reality that nursing staff are an extremely important component of our nursing care safety net.”
According to the NLN’s Annual Survey, demand for admittance to pre-licensure programs is constantly on the outstrip supply, with shortages of staff and nursing positions mentioned as the prime factors in constraining growth. Post-licensure, advanced degree programs, through which upcoming health professional teachers are prepared, have also revealed that adding staff would expand their acceptance potential.
Moreover, NLN research, mentioned in the administration’s suggested price range, verifies the need for more financing to support national and cultural community candidates to nursing programs in order to close the social gap between nursing staff and the different patient communities provided. It has been effectively demonstrated that wellness outcomes improve, in particular among under-served and financially deprived patients when care providers share their social outlook and background.
“The NLN is satisfied that the government Nursing Workforce Diversity Program will directly benefit from President Obama’s suggested Title VIII financing,” noted NLN president Dr. Judith Halstead. “The Group has long recommended diversity as one of its four core values driving the NLN mission to promote quality in nursing education to build strong and different nursing employees to advance the country’s health.”