Waldron College of Health and Human Services
- Davis College of Business and Economics
- College of Education and Human Development
- College of Graduate Studies and Research
- Waldron College of Health and Human Services
- College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
- Artis College of Science and Technology
- College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Other Offices and Departments
- Nursing: Pre-License
- Emergency Services
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Surgical Technology
- Public Health
- Healthcare Administration
- Respiratory Therapy
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice
- Health Sciences
- Department of Occupational Therapy
- Clinical Simulation Center
- Applied Physiology Laboratory
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
- School of Social Work
By 2020, the demand for nurses in Virginia is projected to be 30% greater than the supply.
Factors that have led to the demand for nurses being larger than supply:
- increase in population
- increase in aging population
- proportionally larger needs of nursing services by the elderly
- retirement of nurses as they age
- steady state in education of nurses
- shortage of faculty in nursing schools
- large amount of clinical training necessary for nursing education
- expense of technology now used in the clinical care of patients that must be born by educational institutions
- salaries of clinical faculty lower than nurses in clinical job
What does the Clinical Simulation Center have to do with the nursing shortage?
- The Clinical Simulation Center will decrease the need for additional clinical faculty in nursing schools in southwest Virginia.
- As a shared resource, the Clinical Simulation Center will keep educational costs down in all the participating institutions.
Learn more from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing concerning the nursing shortage.