Study finds surge in young nurses over past decade

December 6, 2011

Category: Nursing News

WASHINGTON – A surge in young nurses may ease forecasts of coming shortages as their baby-boomer coworkers retire.

The past decade brought a 62 percent increase in the number of younger registered nurses entering the workforce, researchers reported Monday in the journal Health Affairs.

A young influx is noteworthy because at least 900,000 of the nation’s roughly 3 million nurses are older than 50, meaning they’re nearing retirement. Read More