Nursing News: Young Men and Women Are Joining the Nursing Profession in Record Numbers

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, July 17th, 2012

Young adults are joining the nursing profession in record numbers – good news for my beloved industry! Between 2002 and 2009, there was a 62% increase in the number of nurses ages 23 – 26 entering the field, according to a December 2011 Health Affairs report. Most college nursing schools have waiting lists of qualified and eager applicants.Nurse speaker

There are a number of reasons for this surge of young nurses. Aggressive nurse recruitment campaigns are marketing the positive aspects of the profession. Colleges and universities have ramped up their nursing education programs. Federal support for the development of nurses has increased.

The economy has also had an impact. Nursing is consistently ranked among the professions with the highest projected job growth in the next 20 years.

These factors have help stem the tide of a projected nursing shortage. A new generation of nurses brings fresh skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to their jobs and the workplace.

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