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High Demand vs. Low Demand Nursing

HIGH DEMAND US. LOW DEMAND NURSING ...... ... .. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the U.S. will need over a half million more nurses by 2018. But where is this need? Are some nursing specialties in greater demand than others? WHAT'S DRIVING THE NEED FOR NURSES? Nurses in their 50s are soon More nurses are retiring than coming into the field expected to become the largest segment of the nursing workforce 4.7% of the RN workforce is over 50, so this trend will continue nearly 1 in 4 RNs Aging population also needs more Many believe the Affordable Care Act will further increase demand for health services nursing attention 2010 - 2030: The ratio of potential caregivers to the elderly will decrease 40% The nurse population must grow proportionally to the elderly population to avoid diminished health care access AREAS OF HIGH NURSING DEMAND TODAY Surgical Services BSN preferred SIX: State Licensure and number of patients for which each surgical nurse is responsible, depending on the ward Associate's degree minimum 1 year experience minimum Salary Range: $65,000-$80,000/year Intensive Care and High-Dependency units may have 1-2 nurses for each patient Critical Care BSN preferred Responds to life-threatening emergencies for acutely/critically ill patients and their families National licensing and ADN minimum Certification not necessary, but many choose to get it Median Salary $66,329 Director of Nursing Long Term Care Bachelor's or master's Leadership and management in resident care and quality of life, human resources, finance, physical environment and atmosphere degree preferred Median Salary $123,198 Nurse Educators Master's degree typically required Teach in on-the-job hospital training or nursing program classrooms Median Salary $68,865 Clinical Informatics Coordinator Implementation/utilization of information systems for patient Specialty-related bachelor's degree preferred 3+ years experience typically required care initiatives Evaluates applications/vendors and provides technical training/support to end users RN certification required Median Salary $74,480 "With President Obama's overhaul of the health care system on the horizon, nurses trained in health information and technology and other highly specialized segments will be needed and in high demand." HIGH DEMAND PLACES Rural Areas New Jersey The 111,440 licensed RNs in NJ are 17% fewer nurses than the state needs Workforce projections for New Jersey still show a shortfall of at least Many nursing grads in rural areas choose to work in larger communities, depriving rural areas of much-needed nurses 40,000 nurses by 2020 In one case, a rural nursing specialist position remained open for 800 days before closing--unfilled 10.5% vacancy rate for nurse faculty in NJ LOW DEMAND PLACES Metropolitan Regions Because of nurses' desire for larger facilities and communities, there is an influx of nurses in metropolitan regions This means fewer job openings and longer wait times for employment Experience, especially in a specialty, is basically required to find work in these regions Many jobs are part-time 296,900 healthcare jobs were added in 2011, and the RN workforce will experience the most growth of any occupation through 2020--in the midst of a shortage. What will you do to help? Provided by: SOURCES: +O

High Demand vs. Low Demand Nursing

shared by bcortwright on Sep 09
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the US will need over a half million more nurses by 2018. But where is this need? Are some nursing specialties in greater demand than others?


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