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The Nursing Shortage: Strategies for Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Practice and Education


H. R. Feldmen (Ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. (2003). 198 pp., $39.95. (877) 687-7476;


This book presents an overview of innovative initiatives to combat the nursing shortage being pioneered in several states, schools of nursing, and health-care institutions. Among the strategies described are preceptor and mentoring arrangements, scholarship/work payback agreements, private and public funding initiatives to support the education of future nurses, and service/education partnership models.