August 15, 2018

Will Advanced Practice Nurses Deepen the Bedside RN Shortage?

A recent AMN Healthcare poll of nearly 3,400 nurses in April 2017 revealed nearly half 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 advanced-practice nurses. This may be great to alleviate the physician shortage but could actually exacerbate the bedside RN shortage.Seven states are projected to have RN shortages persist through 2030 as the aging population and need for chronic disease management will drive demand, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Additionally when nurses move up they also tend to move on to new higher-paying jobs outside of their current employer. And nursing turnover is an issue itself with the national average hovering at 17% according to the Nursing Solutions, Inc: "2016 National Healthcare Retention & RN Staffing Report."So, if all of this seems to make the solution to your nurse staffing issues more complex, maybe it is time for a new way of thinking - namely the internationally-trained nurse.

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