The Spring 2004
Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow newsletter is now online! Scroll
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for a Healthier Tomorrow launches campaign to increase number of
Nurses for a
Healthier Tomorrow, a coalition of 43 leading nursing and health
care organizations addressing the nursing shortage, is launching
a national advertising campaign titled "Nursing education
pass it on." The goal of the campaign is to increase the number
of nurse educators - a shortage of which is causing some nursing
schools to turn away prospective students.
features four faculty nurses
Four nurse educators
were chosen for the Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow advertising
campaign titled, "Nursing education
pass it on."
Through first-person testimonials, these faculty nurses demonstrate
the professionalism and passion necessary to educate America's future
recruitment ads will run in array of nursing publications
Nurses for a
Healthier Tomorrow is launching a new print ad campaign to help
recruit nursing faculty. The four print ads will appear in nursing
journals, magazines and newsletters throughout 2004 to reach nurses
who might want to explore faculty positions. The coalition is using
both formal and grassroots methods to distribute the faculty recruitment
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shortage facts and factors
In a time when more nurses are desperately needed, it's disheartening
that many qualified nursing school applicants are being turned away.
Much of this is attributed to the nursing faculty shortage. Click
here for background information about the nurse educator shortage.
turned away from nursing schools despite enrollment increase
Enrollments in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs increased
by in fall 2003, according to a survey from the American Association
of Colleges of Nursing. However, more than 11,000 qualified students
were turned away from these programs due to limited faculty, clinical
sites and classroom space. Read
help fund nursing education scholarships
With generous support from The Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future, the NLN Foundation for Nursing
Education awarded scholarships in the fall of 2003 to 25 nursing
students who will pursue careers as nurse educators. Read
list of most ethical professions
Nurses once again ranked the highest in the annual CNN/USA Today/Gallup
poll in which Americans rated the honesty and ethical standards
of people in various professions. Read
Williams & Wilkins (LWW) becomes Platinum sponsor
LWW is a leading international publisher of professional health
information for nurses, physicians, specialized clinicians and students.
Read more about LWW's
in-kind sponsorship, which is valued at $1 million.
Marsh Affinity Group Services, a nationwide administrator of insurance
plans for health care professionals, recently contributed $10,000
to Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow. This was the third installment
of a $30,000 donation from the coalition's Nurse's Circle sponsor.
Read the story.
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