Nursing Shortage Going From Bad to Worse!

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, September 23rd, 2009

nurseWe’ve likely all heard the prediction that we will be short 500,000  nurses within the next ten years.

So I was shocked when I read that the Department of Health and Human Services statistics say we will have 1.2 million RN vacancies by 2014! That’s just 5 years away!

Just when we Baby Boomers need the most care, we will be experiencing the greatest nursing shortages our nation has seen. We need to be forward thinkers, and not just hire  the nurses we need for today, we must look ahead and take steps now and make plans to recruit nurses and retain them.

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