Assessment of Proposed Projects 1
ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSED PROJECTS IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) have synthesized issues and
concerns related to nursing faculty shortage, and these issues and concerns were published in
Association's Journal on February of 2007.
Let it be underscored and elaborated in this paper that the problem about low recruitment
and retention among qualified nursing faculty; whose responsibility is primarily to provide ideal
and competent health care providers in the field of nursing for the near future. As the AANA has
revealed, nursing care to clients are getting affected by aging of present qualified nursing faculty;
ineffective and diluted role expectations of some nursing faculty due to tremendous role-related
stress and high faculty workload; lack of salary competitiveness in the clinical setting; nursing
faculty members are not motivated to prepare for doctoral programs and too few applicants are
willing to teach clinical courses at the same time conduct research, which are both essential roles
in academic arena (Starnes-Ott & Kremer, 2007).
Are there any solutions to the above-mentioned problems? Are some of the solutions
already implemented? Or are the implemented programs for it working? These are some of the
questions which require honest evaluations and can be answered by the facts below.
Hospitals and other related agencies have fortunately identified significant elements crucial
to the health as well as well being in work environment of a nurse, at the same time, the security
and safety of the health care delivery system. According to Buerhaus, Donelan, Ulrich, Norman,
& Dittus (2008), the said elements were identified based on the 2002 and 2004 surveys
conducted and further disclosed that there are several positive changes in the work environment
Assessment of Proposed Projects 2
of nurses that have occurred and resulted in decreased overtime and stress, heightened job