Nurse Retention and Nurse Recruitment: More Nurses Needed

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, September 24th, 2013

The 2013 Nursing and Allied Health Care Professionals Workforce Survey Report shows that the aging health care workforce and population, combined with health care reform, will increase demand for many health care professionals and expand the roles for current ones.  The report identifies areas where members are most challenged with nurse retention and nurse recruitment and allied health care professionals, including physicians, medical assistants, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

The report is consistent with national research showing that demand for health care professionals will continue to increase as more of the population becomes insured and accesses health care.  The aging of some professionals, mostly registered nurses and clinical laboratory technologists, will also create more demand in those areas.

Forward thinking organizations are planning to avoid the impact of a nursing shortage. To learn strategies for nurse retention and nurse recruitment visit SelfCare for HealthCare. Call or email me today to talk about customizing a program that is specific to your employees’ needs.

One response to “Nurse Retention and Nurse Recruitment: More Nurses Needed”

  1. M. SmithRn says:

    I do not believe that there is a nursing shortage. What I see is a lack of training facilities willing to hire new graduates, and retain their seasoned nurses in a mentor program to train the new graduates. this will result in more foreign nurses coming to the United States to work,which will compromise patient care as well as our economy and Nursing growth in general… Foreign nurses will work for half the salary of the new graduates, and most employers ( facilities) appear to be more concerned with the ‘bottom line’ than the contentment of their employees. I have seen this theme repeat over and over again as we’ve gone thru our growth and changes in healthcare. There needs to be an advocacy group that can work with the staff as well as the CFO’s in creating a new way of addressing these problems and creating a protocol that will work – not just for the annual budget projections…but the long term goals of each facility.

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