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Will Nursing Shortage Cripple Future Health Care Plans?


WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following media advisory was issued today by Nursing Economic$:


Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN; Karen Donelan, EdM, ScD, Senior Scientist in Health Policy, Partners/MGH Institute for Health Policy, Boston, MA; Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Senior Vice President, Professional & Consulting Services, Nursing Spectrum/NurseWeek; and Donna M. Nickitas, PhD, RN, CNAA, BC, Nursing Economic$ Editor


How will public opinion, media messages, and demographics affect a nursing shortage that could reach 500,000 in 2025? Dr. Buerhaus, Dr. Ulrich, and Dr. Donelan will announce the results of landmark national surveys that have implications for every American seeking health care in the future, especially in light of upcoming national elections and the candidates' proposed health care reforms. Data will be released on the following:

-- Are people aware of the seriousness of the nursing shortage?

-- How does the public perceive nurses?

-- What are nurses' views on the health policies of the United States?

-- How do news media and shows like ER and Grey's Anatomy influence the public's image of nurses?

-- Nursing careers: do nurses, doctors, and the public agree?

-- Who do RNs support in the presidential election?

Date and Time:

May 6, 2008, 12 noon - 3 pm


National Press Club,

529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045 (Lisagor Room)


Members of the media; members of Congress and staff; nursing leaders and educators; nursing organizations and publications, health care professionals

Special Note:

Event corresponds with National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2008


Nursing Economic$ and Nursing Spectrum/NurseWeek


Map and directions:


Janet D'Alesandro, Media Director, Nursing Economic$

Phone: 856-256-2422 (w)

Web site:

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