The New York University Master’s Program in Global Public Health will present a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 entitled “The Global Crisis in the Nursing Workforce.” The event, part of the Conversations on Global Public Health Series, begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Kimmel Center, Room 405, 4th Floor, 60 Washington Square South, New York City.

As we move into the 21st century, the global healthcare structure is facing an increasingly problematic issue: the looming worldwide shortage of nurses. Less economically developed nations, which have the greatest need for qualified medical practitioners, are the most severely affected by the lack of nurses, since many professionals trained in these countries leave to find better salaries and working conditions abroad. The panel discussion will address the challenges that the growing nursing shortage poses for health systems, health status, and economic security around the world, but especially in these exporting countries. What are the major barriers that impede the amelioration of the situation, and how, ultimately, can we make lasting improvements?

  • Who: Dr. Barbara Nichols, CEO, Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools; Dr. Marko Vujicic, Economist, The World Bank; and Dr. Hila Richardson (moderator), Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Continuing Education and Community Partnership in the College of Nursing, NYU.
  • What: “The Global Crisis in the Nursing Workforce” panel discussion presented by the NYU Master’s Program of Global Public Health, in collaboration with NYU Wagner.
  • Where: The Kimmel Center, Room 405, 4th Floor, 60 Washington Square South.
  • When: Tuesday, May 1, 2007, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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