1. Not Enough Nurses Fast Enough

    Nurse practitioner is the sixth-fastest-growing career in the US, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses are also expected to grow at a rate higher than the national average by 2026. Every day 10,000 baby boomers turn 60;  more nurses w…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 56,000 Qualified Applicants Turned Away from Nursing Schools

    There's an acute nursing shortage in the United States. Experienced nurses are retiring at a rapid clip, and there aren't enough new nursing graduates to replenish the workforce, yet nursing schools are turning away thousands of qualified applicants.   There are currently about three million nu…Read More

  4. Hospitals and Colleges Partner to Ease Nursing Shortage

    In efforts to recruit and retain nurses, hospitals are partnering with local colleges to provide hands-on training to nursing students and creating internal pools to fill temporary vacancies without using contract labor. While these affiliations come with added cost, they also increase the likelihoo…Read More

  5. Nursing Shortage to Squeeze Hospital Margins

    Hospitals will continue to feel financial constraints from the ongoing nursing shortage for the next three to four years, according to a new report. Labor comprises more than half of most hospitals' operating revenue, and that share will continue to rise as turnover among nurses remains high and n…Read More