Speech to Text for Purdue fixing nursing shortage
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3 the need for nurses is continually growing in the country.so much the bureau of labor says from 2016 to 2026 the expected growth is by 15 percent.that's compared to 7% growth across all occupations. the greater lafayette area and purdue university are working together to stay ahead of the curve.i'll show you how. 3<edwards: what we're looking at is nurses who are meeting the needs of the community.jb: dr. nancy edwards says to meet those needs purdue has decided to accept more applicants. typically 1400 students apply and around 100 are accepted. the school of nursing has pushed that number up to around 200. 200 nurses who around 200. 200 number up to around 200. 200 nurses who need to be multi faceted. edwards: nurses who not only have the technical skills they need in nursing but also what we call the soft skills.jb: it's the art of nursing. showing compassion, being a good listening and having a steady work ethic.even with all of that...edwards: by 2030 we are going to rn's would increase from 2.8 million to 3.6 million.standup: the nursing shortage is intensifying due to the aging baby baby boomers. more than 1 million rn'swill retire by 2030 and here at purdue university tst doing everything it can to combat that.edwards: we're going into public health, community health, rural health. we are in all of the areas now. not just the hospital.jb: being a nurse is so much more than it used to be with the expansion of health care. the growth of opportunities has contributed to the nursing shortage and rn's and students experience that first hand.mariah: i didn't really realize it when i started working but once you start working you definitely feel the effects of having low staffing numbers that affects you personally asd a nurse and it affects patients too. nachel: you do feel those affects and our patients feel those as well.the affects will keep piling on. but purdue and community partners are striving to do the best they can.edwards: we find new avenues what nurses can do. our goal is to try to keep up with it the best we can and to prepare the nurses in the widest realm.> 3 the american associate of colleges of nursing reported baccalaureate nursing programs increased 3