Call for Abstracts
Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership
Call for Abstracts
Retaining and Sustaining the Canadian Nursing Workforce
Long before the pandemic began, there was a critical shortage of nurses in Canada. As far back as 2009, the Canadian Nurses Association reported that by 2022 this country would be short by nearly 60,000 nurses. The trend is not exclusive to Canada. The International Council of Nurses and International Centre on Nurse Migration (2022) recently estimated that the global shortage of nurses prior to the pandemic was approximately 5.9 million. Now as a result of turnover caused by the pandemic, the global shortage is estimated to be closer to seven million nurses.
Retaining and sustaining our Canadian nursing workforce has never been more critical.
The editors of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership are planning a focused series to address the challenges of the nursing workforce crisis. The editors invite authors to submit abstracts for review and potential publication of the full manuscript in an upcoming issue of the journal. We are primarily interested in three types of submissions:
- Scholarly papers describing research being done about retention and how the findings apply to nurse leaders
- Reflective papers discussing new ideas and approaches
- Case studies of successful retention programs or strategies based in diverse practice settings
We invite authors to submit a 200-word abstract that summarizes the proposed submission. The abstract must also address the question of what nurse leaders will take away from reading the paper and be able to apply in their own organizations.
Abstract must be submitted by August 29, 2022 by email to Dianne Foster Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors of abstracts will be notified whether they are invited to submit a full article to be considered for publication.
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). 2009. Tested Solutions for Eliminating Canada’s Registered Nurse Shortage. Retrieved May 10, 2022. <https://hl-prod-ca-oc-download.s3-ca-central-1.amazonaws.com/CNA/2f975e7e-4a40-45ca-863c-5ebf0a138d5e/UploadedImages/documents/RN_Highlights_e.pdf>
International Council of Nurses (ICN) and International Centre on Nurse Migration (ICNM). 2022. Sustain and Retain. Accessed May 10, 2022. < https://www.intlnursemigration.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Sustain-and-Retain-in-2022-and-Beyond-The-global-nursing-workforce-and-the-COVID-19-pandemic.pdf>.