America needs a million more nurses – Cedar Crest College is working to fill the void

America needs a million more nurses – Cedar Crest College is working to fill the void

August 13, 20181 min read

The United States is facing a critical nursing shortage. According to the American Nurses Association, the U.S. will need to produce more than one million new registered nurses by 2022 to fulfill its health care needs. Cedar Crest College believes its upcoming Nursing Orientation Bootcamp is a critical step on the path to creating nursing leaders, which is the goal of the School of Nursing.

This Thursday, Cedar Crest College’s School of Nursing will welcome dozens of students to campus for Nursing Orientation Bootcamp.

The purpose of the bootcamp is to prepare students and get them excited about starting the undergraduate nursing program at Cedar Crest College. Nursing faculty and staff will host a number of activities, from exam prep to a scavenger hunt. Approximately 60 students entering their junior year are expected to attend and will be wearing their nursing uniforms for the first time.

“If we can start these students off on the right foot, they will have a better chance of succeeding in the program,” said Dr. Wendy Robb, Dean of the Cedar Crest College School of Nursing. “We are confident that in two years, these students will be prepared to enter the workforce to help combat the nursing shortage.”

Nursing Orientation Bootcamp

Hamilton Boulevard Building

Cedar Crest College

100 College Drive, Allentown, Pa. 18104

Thursday, August 16

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

*The best opportunity for photos and video will be during the scavenger hunt and handwashing demonstration from 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Media Contact: Katie Kennedy, 610-740-3790 or


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