Excelsior’s 40th Anniversary Speaker Series: Inside the Nursing Crisis
October 27 event features excerpts from public television’s "Inside the Nursing Crisis," panel discussion with nurse educators and executives
Albany, N.Y. (Oct. 18, 2011) – Causes and implications of the nation’s registered nurse shortage will be explored in a free public event sponsored by Excelsior College as part of its 40th Anniversary Speaker Series.
Excerpts from "Inside the Nursing Crisis," a production of WCNY-AXXESS public television of Syracuse, will be shown:
Thursday, October 27, 5-7 pm
A discussion panel of nurse educators and nursing executives will address key topics raised by the program.
"The 40th Anniversary Speaker Series demonstrates Excelsior's commitment to lifelong learning," said Cathy S. Kushner, vice president for Institutional Advancement at Excelsior. "This topic represents issues especially close to Excelsior College – the ongoing need for well-educated nurses and how higher education can help meet that need. Our Speaker Series will continue to touch on topics that are integral to our community and our world."
The U.S. is facing a serious shortage of registered nurses as baby boomers age and the need for health care grows. In addition, a shortage of nurse educators around the country is limiting the ability of nursing schools to meet demand from aspiring nurses who could alleviate this workforce shortage. These issues are explored in the documentary, "Inside the Nursing Crisis," a program underwritten by Excelsior College, the nation’s largest nursing school.
Panelists for the event include: