Nursing Shortage Update
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Projected Nursing Shortage Eases by 420,000

A major new study shows that the projected nursing shortage has shrunk by 420,000 registered nurses.

The biggest contributor to the change -- now a predicted 340,000 shortage compared with the previously projected 760,000 -- is that more people are entering the profession in their late 20s and early 30s, says Vanderbilt University Medical Center professor Peter Buerhaus, one of the researchers who produced the study.

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More and More Hospitals in Oklahoma are Short Nurses

By all accounts, the nursing shortage in Oklahoma is getting

More and more hospitals are finding themselves in short supply of nurses. It is estimated that five years from now, Oklahoma will have a shortage of three-thousand nurses.

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Code Blue for Too Few Nurses

Millions of dollars in state funds, competitive salaries and numerous job opportunities haven't been enough to overcome California's nursing shortage.

California ranks last when it comes to having enough nurses to care for its population, according to the California Hospital Association. In the Inland area, the ratio is lower, with 18,000 registered nurses for an estimated 4 million people.


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Japan Survey Warns of Serious Nurse Shortage

Japan will need 69,000 more nurses in April 2008, but the supply will likely fall well short of that mark if current trends continue, according to the Japan Medical Association.

The association said a total of 881,000 nurses will be needed around the nation at that time, compared with 812,000 at the end of October 2006.


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College, Hospitals Launch Fast-Track Nursing Program

As the Arizona nursing shortage continues, Grand Canyon University is joining with the Hospital Council of Southern Arizona to offer a fast-track nursing degree program in Tucson.

Grand Canyon University, a private Christian college based in Phoenix, plans to enroll 60 to 90 students in the first year, said Fran Roberts, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Local hospitals will sign up to sponsor the students, underwriting their tuition in hopes of hiring them after graduation.


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State Study: Texas May be Short 71,000 Nurses in 2020

Think the nursing shortage in Texas is bad now?
Wait til 2020.

A new report from the Department of State Health Services sheds light on Texas’ nursing needs as the baby boomers age.
The study found that unless there’s a “major intervention” to increase supply or decrease demand, Texas could be short 71,000 nurses in 2020. In 2005, the state was short 15,000 nurses.




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