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Reduce the nursing shortage: help inactive nurses return to work

Reduce the nursing shortage: help inactive nurses return to work

Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 35(5): 211-215

One solution to alleviate the nursing shortage is to help inactive nurses return to work. A self-directed refresher course at Tennessee State University School of Nursing is meeting the challenge to help inactive registered nurses return to practice. The course allows inactive nurses autonomy in scheduling their individual study and their clinical experiences. A survey, sent to nurses who completed the course, revealed that the flexible schedule was the key factor in their ability to return to practice. Refresher courses are one option to increase the number of registered nurses.

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