Shortage of registered nurses is a global challenge and this has greatly affected the quality of healthcare. The United States of America has been worst hit by the shortage of registered nurses. The acute shortage of registered nurses, particularly those who staff the operating rooms, emergency rooms as well as the Intensive care units, has continued to undermine the quality of health care. With the growing number of chronic illnesses in USA, something ought to be done to tackle this challenge in
Nurse of Change: Mabel Keaton Staupers Samiah Ross-Wheatley Howard University College of Nursing Mabel Keaton Staupers is an extraordinary example a leader who works tirelessly to accomplish her goals. With much ambition, determination, and resilience, Staupers made it her mission to shatter the barriers of segregation for black nurses in America. And with the intent to also improve the health care of black Americans, she was a key organizer in the first private facility for black patients
Due to a shortage of healthcare providers in the 1960s, nurse practitioners (NPs) have increased the significance of their roles within the medical community in the last fifty years. NPs have less education than that of a physician, but can perform just about any task a doctor can. NPs work in a variety of healthcare settings, including family doctor offices and emergency rooms. While resuming education, NPs can attain a specialty or an area of focus. Depending on the specialty, the job requirements
The cost of healthcare in the United State of America is astronomical. This fact has been brought to the forefront in legislative leadership. There is a prevalently a move involving the restructuring of the healthcare delivery system. As in the past nurses shall continue play a vital role in developing systems that is aimed towards reducing the cost of healthcare. The enormous cost of healthcare coupled with the shortage of physicians as well as nurses calls for renewed methods of providing treatment
equality in all aspects of life was also at its highest. In regards to racial equality in the nursing world, Mabel Keaton Staupers was at the epicenter of that fight. Staupers not only fought for equal opportunity for nurses of every color, but she also promoted better health care for minorities. According to the American Nurses Association, the 1996 inductee, “helped break down color barriers in nursing at a time when segregation was entrenched in this country” (“Mabel Keaton Staupers”, n.d.).