One example cited in Hawaii stated there were 524 qualified applications who could not go to school, they did not have the facility to support it. Salaries are par of the problem too as nurse with a master’s degree can make 30k more in clinical practice rather than teaching. Last year, the Moores from Intel even donated 100 million to the University of California Berkeley to establish a nursing school and was landmarked one of the largest donation of it’s kind, but still not enough, and this was party motivated due to a medical error encountered by Betty Moore while in the hospital with receiving a shot of insulin that was for the patient next to her. It appears that the teaching salaries could be increased to encourage more to consider a career teaching versus a clinical surrounding if this is what we need, otherwise in the same boat, who would not make the choice of the clinical work environment. BD
The nation’s shortage of nurses continues to worsen, and the trend shows no signs of reversing — not because too few young people want to become nurses, but because there aren’t enough nursing teachers to train them, medical researchers and administrators say.