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Nursing advancement programs: self managed and nursing focused

Authors Salam M

Received 22 December 2015

Accepted for publication 20 January 2016

Published 23 February 2016 Volume 2016:6 Pages 9—11


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Cindy Hudson

Mahmoud Salam

National Biobanking Section, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The nursing body is an integral component of any health care system all over the world, yet it is heading toward crisis.1–3 The diversity of health problems demands in return a quality/safe caregiving, which is only privileged to well educated, experienced, and satisfied nurses.4–6 The predicted shortfall of 0.5–1 million registered nurses in the next two decades exerts an inevitable imbalance to the cyclic supply and demand of nurses.7,8 In other words, we are heading toward a "perfect storm" where few or less-experienced nurses care for an ongoing sicker patient population.2

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