Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies data show the demand for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists and nurse-midwives is expected to exceed the supply each year through 2030. Community colleges and universities in Texas have increased their capacity to meet the demand for nurses to fill new jobs and those left open by retirements.
A workforce report on emergency, transport and trauma nursing showed there are an estimated 167,375 providers of direct patient care in these areas, with 43% under the age of 40. These nurses had an average of 16 years career experience, 78% of the registered nurses had a bachelor's degree or higher, and 58% had a specialty board certification.
Catholic University in Washington, D.C., will use a $20 million donation to double the number of nursing graduates. The nursing school will be renamed in honor of the donors, Bill and Joanne Conway, who have given a total of $40 million to the university.
Hospitals in the Erie, Pa., area have a growing demand for nurses and a 17% overall annual turnover rate, so they are always looking to hire nurses. Hospital administrators meet with local nursing schools to talk about what skills they need and how the schools can help prepare nursing students.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System hosted a career fair for nurses to try to hire 50 positions in a variety of units, including critical care and emergency care. Nurse executive Jennifer Strawn said the system has expanded its behavioral health services, added a 20-bed inpatient ward and will open a 20-bed psychosocial residential rehabilitation ward, so it needs nurses in a variety of roles.
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