In this Discussion Board, choose one of the topics below for your original post. Be certain to address each of the questions for that topic. In responses to your peers make certain you participate in both discussions.

Topic 1: The Nursing Shortage

  • How would you define the Nursing Shortage? What evidence would you give to support that definition?
  • In your opinion, what are the major factors contributing to the Nursing Shortage? Of these, which do you believe has the greatest impact and why?
  • As a leader, how might you employ the ANA’s Call to Action to deal with the Nursing Shortage in your place of employment?

 Topic 2: Staffing and Scheduling

  • Imagine that you are the leader of a department. Which scheduling model would you employ and why?
  • How would you compensate for lack of coverage in your chosen model? What impact would your model have on nursing retention and satisfaction. What impact might the scheduling model have on patient safety and satisfaction.
  • What are the differences in budgetary considerations in your chosen model?

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references.

The post and responses are valued at 40 points. Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria.