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A Million Nurses Short!

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, December 12th, 2009

busynursemaleblackUnemployment in the U.S. is near 10%, one the highest rates in years. Nevertheless, we’ve got a severe shortage of workers in one of most well-known and necessary careers in the world. The field is nursing. And, the need for nurses – whether Registered Nurses (RNs) with an associates degree or those with bachelors and master’s degrees is huge. According to a study by the Health and Human Services Administration (HHSA), there will be a shortfall of over 400,000 nurses in 2010 and over 1 million in 2020. While other studies have offered more conservative estimates, and there has been an increase in nurses over the past five years, there is no doubt that the shortage of nurses is severe, and long term.

There is hope, however. According to the Bureau of Labor, says growth in this field between 2006 and 2016 will be 23%, much faster than the average for all occupations.

We nurses can speed that growth, with my Each One Reach One Nurse initiative. Contact me so I can help you recruit the nurses you need. Together we can end the shortage.

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