This is just part of the reason why there is a nursing shortage. In 2008, 45% of the nursing workforce was over 50. Which means that 45% of the nursing workforce was in view of retirement. I apologize in advance for the obvious nature of this comment but that is nearly half of the current workforce and those numbers have only risen in the past five years. Job growth in the nursing industry is projected to grow by 22% creating nearly 600,000 jobs by 2018. Nursing programs, in all aspects, can simply not keep up with the demand the industry has now and is making for the future. Most programs have rigorous admission processes and rightfully so but there also are not enough teachers. Only a certain number of students can be taught by a teacher and only so many students are allowed in a hospital for clinicals. All these issues create a dual-ended nursing shortage. Shortages on the creation of nurses and shortages on the way out. Check out these ANA statistics.
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The oil boom in western North Dakota is causing a major stir even all the way down here in Florida. Relatively unaffected by the declining national economy, North Dakota is becoming a prime destination for many individuals and families due to the oil found on the Bakken Shale. Enjoy
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