Thank you for the article, it's always nice to stay up on the latest news. But, I can't help but think: blah, blah, blah. Tell that to the hundreds of new grads to experienced nurses who can't find work.
Not to mention, doesn't anyone take into account that nursing schools are graduating twice as many RNs than just a few years ago to deal with this supposed shortage? Many programs were only graduating a class once a year, now that is rare. Also, the rates of completion are way up from a few years ago.
I think we'll be okay. It seems every other person I run into is a nurse, is going to nursing school, or is taking their prereqs. And their sister, brother, and best friend are too.
And since when do nurses retire at age 50? Many work much, much later that than. Heck, some were almost that age in my nursing program!