Healthcare Emergency: Shortage Of Nurses Will Impact Patient Care : Infographic

Jonathan Govette | Referral MD | August 1, 2013

Healthcare reform is here; this coupled with the aging population of the United States, all evidence points to the extraordinary need of advanced Nurse Leaders for today, and into the future. Currently Registered Nurses make up the largest segment of professional healthcare workers in our nation. However, these nurses are not immune to aging.

Studies indicate that currently 1 in 3 nurses are 50 years, or older. This means that over the next decade, many will be reaching retirement age, and as the rest of the population ages, the need for nurse leaders will continue to grow at a projected rate of 26%.

Chronic illness and the need for more nurses