• Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

ICHRN Knowledge Library

email PDF print
ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2009-06-15
  • Title
    The recent surge in nurse employment: Causes and implications
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Project HOPE
  • Year
    2009
  • Author
    Buerhaus PI, Auerback DI & Staiger DO
  • Description
    "Registered nurse (RN) employment has increased during the current recession, and we may soon see an end to the decade-long nurse shortage. This would give hospitals welcome relief and an opportunity to strengthen the nurse workforce by addressing issues associated with an increasingly older and foreign-born workforce. The recent increase in employment is also improving projections of the future supply of RNs, yet large shortages are still expected in the next decade. Until nursing education capacity is increased, future imbalances in the nurse labor market will be unavoidable." (excerpt from abstract)
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy, Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    employment, recession, shortage, United States
  • Captcha