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The global health care worker crisis: Where will we get our nurses?

Joint Event on World Summit on Healthcare & Hospital Management & International Conference & Exhibition onBiologics and Biosimilars
March 26-27, 2018 | Orlando, USA

Janice Nahra Friedel

Iowa State University, USA

Keynote : Asian J Biomed Pharmaceut Sci


he American nursing shortage: A reflection of the global healthcare worker crisis. This presentation highlights the American nursing shortage, the context for the shortage; efforts to recruit and retain nurses to the workforce; government, industry, foundation, and k-20 educational institutions efforts to increase the number of qualified individuals pursuing nursing careers. The presenter will begin by sharing innovative strategies and programs developed by a few higher education institutions to increase the number of nursing graduates. This interactive session will engage the participants in sharing the strategies and programs that their institution has taken to increase the number of nursing program graduates.


Janice Friedel is an Associate Professor at the School of Education, Iowa State University. She has 28 years of experience in community colleges in Iowa and Kentucky. She has served in a variety of executive level community college positions in Iowa and Kentucky, including the community college presidency, and as the State Administrator for a system of community colleges and the State Director for career and technical (vocational) education for secondary and post-secondary education. She is past Chair of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges, and past Member of the Executive Board of the National State Directors for Career and Technical Education. Her current research interests center on higher education public policy, community college leadership development, the community college mission and governance, career and technical education, the economic benefits of community college attendance, and dual/concurrent enrollment.
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