Confronting the Nursing Crisis in America

The United States will have an estimated shortage of between 200,000 and 450,000 nurses next year. On top of that, more than 600,000 registered nurses plan to leave the workforce by 2027. Host Jason Altmire speaks with Patty Knecht, VP and Chief Nursing Officer for Ascend Learning, to learn more about the reasons for this drastic shortage and how to address this multifaceted problem.

Patty explores strategies to address the shortage, including innovative educational approaches, support for nursing faculty, and the importance of diversity in the healthcare workforce. She also examines the role of government initiatives and the need for collaboration among stakeholders to find sustainable solutions.
Patty Knecht