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The Looming Nursing Shortage in the US

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March 31, 2021

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The Demand for Nursing – What Can We Do About It.

With nearly 4 million registered nurses (RNs) practicing across the United States, nursing is the nation’s largest health care profession. Even though this may sound like a lot, there is a severe nursing shortage looming in this country.

It doesn’t appear that pay is the issue. The median income for RNs is currently $80,000. With this, along with opportunities for overtime and flexible hours, we were scratching our heads trying to figure out why there’s such a shortage.

After doing some research, here is what we found: 

So how do we manage this looming shortage? 

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the health services nursing shortage in this country, but experts agree on one thing – we would be able to keep the number of  nurses we currently have at the bedside, and attract more towards nurse employment by devising more creative retention strategies.If nursing is your field of choice, please contact Career Start’s Job Board. We will place you in a position immediately – possibly today!

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