The Global Nursing Shortage: Priority Areas for Intervention

International Council of Nurses, advocacy document

International Council of Nurses

Publication details

Number of pages: 56
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English
ISBN: 45745784687 (SKU)


This report presents an action plan for ICN and nursing ICN to address the global nursing shortage crisis, based on the work of a two-year project initiated by ICN.

It calls on national and global partners to engage in developing, implementing and financing interventions that reflect five priority areas: macroeconomic and health sector funding policies; workforce policy and planning, including regulation; positive practice environments and organisational performance; recruitment and retention, addressing in-country maldistribution and out-migration; and nursing leadership.