Over the next decade nursing positions are supposed to increase at a higher rate than the median rate for all professions. Because there are so many different areas within nursing, there could be many opportunities for employment. In addition, as the average age of nurses continues to climb, and more approach retirement, there could be a need for qualified professionals to fill those positions.
Because more and more nurses are approaching retirement and because fewer and fewer people are enrolling in nursing schools, many states are experiencing or expect to experience an increase in demand for qualified nurses. As a result of this shortage, the industry may have to change the way it recruits registered nurses.
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