Executive Dean Wilmoth, along with Duke University School of Nursing Dean Marion Broome, Phd, RN, FAAN; UNC Greensboro School of Nursing Associate Professor Mollie Aleshire, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP; and Sharona Johnson, PhD, FNP-BC, Director of Advanced Clinical Practice at Vidant Medical Center, authored an op-ed titled “Without Nurses Who Will Care.”
The op-ed, which focuses on the looming national nursing shortage, was featured in the Fayetteville observer on July 24.
“The United States will experience a shortage of 1.1 million registered nurses (RNs) by 2022. North Carolina is not exempt from this pending crisis and is projected to have the second largest RN shortage in the country by 2025,” they explain. “A focused lens on developing comprehensive short-term and long-term solutions to this current nursing shortage is essential.”