Many factors will influence whether the supply of nurses is adequate in coming years. The health care needs of an aging population is only one of them. Everyone is concerned about the aging population of patients given the retirement of the baby boomers.
But, one thing that has been neglected is the age of the nurses who are baby boomers.
This is a very real concern, but luckily we are finding an increase in the amount of millennials who are applying to be and becoming nurses today. This will help to fill the gap of nurses who will be retiring just as the patients that need their care.
This also will impact the payment models given the changes in the insurance industry, which is a real concern and needs to be addressed.
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