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Nurse Recruitment: Aging Population Demands More Nurses

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, October 27th, 2015

Every year in the United States, about 4 million babies are born, and about 2 1/2 million people die. Baby boomers are still the largest generation (currently at almost 75 million), but Generation X and Millennials are expected to peak at 81 million in 20 years.

Nurse Recruitment_Aging PopulationAs these generations age — living longer with more chronic conditions needing care — it will put even more strain on the healthcare system. It’s estimated that by 2030, an additional 3 million people will be eligible for Medicare.

This means even more registered nurses, nurse practitioners and other caregivers will be needed to care for the growing and aging, often ailing populations.

The good thing is that there’s time to plan. To learn the most effective strategies to recruit caregivers, visit SelfCare for HealthCare.

How can this program fit with your current nurse recruitment and retention programs? Contact me today to discuss!

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