1. More Young Nurse Seek Advanced Degrees…Leaving Bedside

    More young nurses are opting to obtain advanced degrees, which will help fill gaps in primary care. But it will also take them away from the patient's bedside. Nearly 50% of millennial nurses (ages 19-36), 35% of those in Generation X (ages 37-53), and 12% of baby boomers (ages 54-71) plan to become…Read More

  2. Nursing Workforce to Grow 36%. Is that Enough?

    The average age of the nursing workforce in 2005 was 44, spurring widespread predictions of a nursing shortage as baby boomers retired. Now millennials are entering the profession in record numbers. Experts attribute their embrace of nursing to several factors. The profession offers stable lifetime …Read More

  3. Rate of Millennial RNs Doubles

    Millennials are becoming registered nurses at nearly twice the rate of baby boomers, but that still won’t necessarily prevent a nursing shortage as boomers retire, a new analysis in Health Affairs reports. The number of young RNs nearly doubled to 834,000 in 2015, after dropping to 440,000 in 200…Read More