Issue Brief

No. 763

Nurse Workforce: Condition Critical
June 1, 2001


Wakina Scott


This issue brief provides an overview of the current nursing shortage. It discusses the multiple factors that make this shortage in the nurse workforce different from earlier ones. It also examines steps taken by nursing schools, the health care industry, the federal government, and states to address this issue.

Related Materials

See also the entry for the related Forum Session.

In addition, see "The U.S. Health Workforce: Definitions, Dollars, and Dilemmas" (Background Paper, April 11, 2003).

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