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1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

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Assignment:

Assignment Description:  This assignment will be at least 1500 words or more

This week you will reflect upon the effects of the nursing shortage to answer the following questions:

  • What steps can we take to address the nursing shortage?
  • Briefly define the series of events that led to the nursing shortage.
  • Reflect on your future role as a nurse or healthcare employee in the midst of a nursing shortage crisis.
  • How do you see the role of legislature contributing to safe staffing during a shortage?

Assignment Expectations: 

  • Length:
    • 1500-2000 words (6-8 pages); answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner
  • Structure:
    • Include a title page and reference page in APA style
  • References:
    • Two scholarly references are required; you should include the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions
  • Format:
    • Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Open Office (.odt) or rich text format (.rtf) file type
  • File name:
    • Name your saved file according to your last name, first initial and the week (for example, “jonesb.week1”)
  • Submission:
    • Submit your assignment to the Drop Box