Narrowing Gap in Nursing Shortage Due to Influx of Older First-time Nurses

  1. narrowing gap in nursing shortage due to influx of older first ...
    [color=#6f6f6f]infection control today, az - 54 minutes ago
    with more people starting their nursing careers at an older age, the authors project more registered nurses in their 50s than any other age group by 2012. ...

    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jan 9, '07
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  3. by   hope3456
    I often wondered about this. I started nsg school at 25 y.o. and was one of the youngest in my class. I would have started nsg school earlier - out of h.s. - but was scared off by the horror stories i heard about how hard it was. Now that I completed it, I have my own horror stories:spin:

    The next issue that needs to be studied in relation to the 'shortage' is the high attrition rates, fail rates...or whatever you want to call them that nursing schools have.