Get the Facts on the Nursing Shortage
The U.S. will need more than 1.2 million new and replacement RNs by 2014. (http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2005/11/art5full.pdf”>U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2005 Monthly Labor Review)
By 2020, Virginia is projected to have only 47,000 fulltime-equivalent RNs – a shortage of 22,600 nurses. Without increases in enrollments in nursing education programs, one in three patients will not have a nurse to care for them. (Condition of Nursing and Nursing Education in the Commonwealth, State Council for Higher Education for Virginia, January 2004)
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