Based on your reading in chapter 60, why do you think the issues presented in this chapter persist in today’s workforce culture?
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Requirements: 500 words
Expanding the nursing workforce is critical to ensuring quality treatment and addressing the nursing shortage issue. A key factor to the workforce expansion challenge is a shortage of skilled nurse educators to assist churn out qualified nurses. The shortage of educators is also owing to poor compensation compared to clinical practice, which discourages new applicants and makes it difficult to hire new professors (Mason, Gardner, Outlaw, & O’Grady, 2016). The shortage of appropriate education and educators impacts the expansion of the nursing profession, as only a small number of qualified graduates are accepted into the field. Another key