The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) strives to provide its members with timely and useful information. In this article, the author describes AONE's work to guide the policy process about nurse shortages. The results of this survey will help you practice in your position and in your state, regional, and national policy work.AONE's policy agenda is driven by its mission and commitment to patient care. One of the most current, compelling policy issues is ensuring an adequate supply of nurses to meet the patient care demand. In response to the increasing reports of nurse shortages, AONE engaged the HSM Group, Ltd. to conduct a survey to determine if hospitals were experiencing a shortage. The survey questions were developed with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Division of Nursing, the American Nurses Association, and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources of the American Hospital Association. The Research on Nursing Staff Shortage was published in 1999.
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