Most folks know about the nursing shortage, which Travel Nursing helps to ease in part. The United States is in need of more nurses, nurse leaders, and nurse educators, in order to satisfy the healthcare needs of the population. While most people know that the Affordable Care Act has increased the demand on the healthcare industry, due to more patients seeking care, many don’t know about another key factor: How Baby Boomers will impact the nursing shortage.
As the Baby Boomers age, they are in need of more healthcare resources. Concurrently, as the Baby Boomer population ages, many nurses are reaching retirement age, which further worsens the nursing shortage.
This new infographic from Maryville University breaks down exactly how Baby Boomers will impact the nursing shortage in the coming years. One thing is clear: We need more nurses!
In the meantime, Travel Nursing is an excellent way to help address the nursing shortage, by taking your important skills as a nurse to locations and hospitals where your help is need the most.
Check out Maryville’s infographic below to learn more, and click here to start looking for your next adventure in Travel Nursing.