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International summit seeks solutions to global shortage of nursing faculty
Date:4/6/2010

st two-thirds of responding nursing schools pointed to a faculty shortage as the reason for not accepting more applicants.

Organizations such as the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, the National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing have sought to quantify the problem, but little research exists in order to assess what can be done about these trends. In some of the countries with the greatest shortages of nurses, rapid scale-up in Africa is being hampered by lack of faculty.

Information provided by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) suggests that there is an increase in international migration of skilled workers in health, education and new technology. And, the regulatory body for medicine in Pakistan has identified that faculty moving between universities mid-semester disrupts the learning process.

To address this global phenomenon, ICN and STTI will convene 24 internationally recognized nurse leaders and education experts in Geneva, Switzerland, 27-30 June 2010.

Summit findings will be compiled into a final report that will detail the factors surrounding this issue and suggest realistic, tangible and measurable steps to address global faculty shortages.


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