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Hospital in the US Confirmed Nursing Shortage Due to Aging Population

October 15, 2008 · Filed Under In the news, Insights, Interesting Blogs, Work in the US · Comment 

Just got off some local online newspaper in the States where a hospital confirmed that the United States will be needing more nurses due to its aging population in the very near term. The baby boomers are aging and they need adequate medical and nursing care as part of the country’s healthcare program.  This is a good opportunity for Filipino nurses to fill in the need in the US despite the the not so good updates on the US Visa Retrogression.

According to the report, there are plenty of American college students who wish to earn a nursing degree but lack of nursing faculty is the fueling the nursing shortage further. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), reported that U.S. nursing schools turned away more than 40,000 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2007 due to lack of faculty, clinical sites, classrooms, clinical teachers and budget constraints.

The AACN expects in its report that by 2025, the shortage could reach 500,000 as we earlier reported in this site. Some 30,000 additional nurses should be graduated every year in order to meet this shortage.

See the complete story here.

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