This session reviews the anticipated need for nurses in the healthcare system in the midst of a growing nursing shortage. The impact of the shortage on staffing in nephrology and strategies to decrease that deficit are explored. A highlight is the discussion of the driving forces in the nephrology nursing shortage, such as staffing ratios, increased acuity, and loss of experienced nurses.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 11/8/2022.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared. Accreditation Statement: American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17499.
ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CNE requirements for relicensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: Upon completion of this session the learner will discuss the factors that contribute to the nephrology nursing shortage and interventions to address this workforce issue.