AAUW Speaker Series: Nursing Education in Crisis

A steady supply of new nurses is needed in the US to replace those who leave or retire from the profession. While there had been steady growth in nursing school enrollments through 2019, since 2020 enrollments, numbers of newly licensed nurses, and numbers of nurse educators have all declined substantially, a worrisome trend. Negative social media posts by nurses, reports of violence against nurses during the pandemic, reportedly low salaries, and frequent reference to burnout may be pushing college-age students away from a career in nursing. Dr. Moore-Cox  discusses these issues along with strategies to combat them.  Sponsored by the Middlebury Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Talk
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