Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Nursing Industry Facing A Critical Shortage

The looming nursing shortage is a topic of interest we have covered in the past, yet news stories covering this topic still make their way onto the blog. Why do we continue to still cover this topic? Because of the sheer importance of the critical issue at hand.

Yesterday, Dana Hunsinger, of the Indianapolis Star, described the dire situation that Indiana medical practices are facing. Ms. Hunsinger discussed how ~54% of all nurses in Indiana are over the age of 45 and when polled, 52% of those aged 55-64 stated they would retire within the next 4 to 9 years. The article continued to explain how there will be over 2,000 openings in 2011 for the nursing sector, with no near term solution in sight.

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You may access similar stories from different states experiencing the same nursing shortages here and here.

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