While I was working yesterday, the TV in the room played a news story that made me take notice . . .
the reporter was saying that government studies predict that by 2020, due to the retirement of many thousands of "baby boomer" RN's, and the inadequate number of newly trained replacement RN's . . .
THERE WILL BE A MASSIVE NURSING SHORTAGE!!!!
Aaaaaagggghhhhh!!! What about the tens of thousands of new grad RN's who will be unemployed or underemployed that will be trained during the next 10 years??? Why do they continue to propagate this myth??