According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (as cited in American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2019), over 200,000 new RNs will be needed each year through 2026 to replace nurses who retire and to fill new positions. National Council of State Boards of Nursing and The Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers (as cited in American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2019) reported that about 51% of today’s RNs are 50 years old or older. These are dramatic numbers and represent a challenge for future nurse leaders and managers.
If you were a nurse leader or manager, how would you retain the nurses you have? How would you recruit additional nurses? In your opinion, what do you think the future of the nursing workforce will look like in 50 years?
Your discussion post should look like:
- Paragraph one: How would you retain the nurses you have?
- Paragraph two: How would you recruit additional nurses?
- Paragraph three: What do you think the future of the nursing workforce will look like in 50 years?
- Resources: Where did you find your data?
According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) (2019), the U.S. is projected to experience a shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) that is expected to intensify as Baby Boomers age and the need for health care grows. There is a need for nurse leaders and managers to implement effective strategies to improving nurse retention and recruitment. According to Watson, Monson, and Marshall (2019), lack of educational training, lack of leadership support, stressful patient workloads, restricted job growth, limited staffing, managerial disputes, unsupportive coworkers, an aging workforce, low salary, toxic work environment/ incivility, and reduced job satisfaction…..Click link below to purchase full tutorial at $5