Nursing Shortfall Expected in 2016

While the year may have just started, hospitals across the country are already concerned about the projected nursing shortfall in 2016 and beyond. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation will need more than 200,000 additional registered nurses in each of those two years. In fact, depending on the study, some project the country will need as many as one million nurses by the end of 2016.

Regardless of the number, the large baby boomer population increased the demand for educated and experienced nurses – with advances in medical technology, the population is growing older and staying healthy for longer. Unfortunately, the lack of nurses can impact the productivity of hospitals; wait times are longer, and fewer patients can be seen.

Many current nurses are in their 50s and 60s, and will be retiring over the next 10 years – a figure that could accelerate depending on how much the economy improves. As older nurses retire, there aren’t enough nurses to take their place. If you’re interested in becoming a registered nurse, enroll in CNI’s Many current nurses are in their 50s and 60s, and will be retiring over the next 10 years – a figure that could accelerate depending on how much the economy improves. As older nurses retire, there aren’t enough nurses to take their place. If you’re interested in becoming a registered nurse, enroll in CNI’s Associates Degree in Nursing (RN) program today! CNI AND (RN) graduates are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as an RN. Associates Degree in Nursing (RN) program today! CNI AND (RN) graduates are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as an RN.