Future of Job Openings in Nursing
Demand for nurses is predicted to increase 21% during the next 10 years, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The reasons for the increase in job openings for registered nurses include aging populations of patients as well as health care providers. Even with the increased number of students enrolled in nursing programs, HHS says many states will experience shortages in supply of qualified nurses.
Arizona, North Carolina, Colorado and Maryland are four states the HHS predicts will have the biggest shortages in nurses by 2025. The datagraphic “Retirement Rate of Nurses in America” takes a closer look at data that predict how nurse retirements will further impact the demand for nurses over the next 10 years. It will give today’s nurses a preview of their career paths.
As there is an increase in demand for nurses, there will also be an increase in opportunity for nurse managers and educators. The online Master of Science in Nursing program at Sacred Heart University prepares nurses for leadership positions with specializations in nursing education, management, or to become a Clinical Nurse Leader.
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