SOUTH CAROLINA PROJECTED TO EXPERIENCE NURSING SHORTAGE BY 2030
Nursing shortage is still a huge problem in the US, and it has come to effect in South Carolina.
As stated in a recent report published by registerednursing.org, though South Carolina is predicted to increase its nursing workforce more than any other state, the growth can never suffice to keep up with the demand for nurses.
To make these predictions possible, the organization is using statistics collected from the Bureau of Health Workforce.
"For years the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other organizations have been projecting a shortage of nurses," said Administrative Director of Human Resources at Aiken Regional Medical Centers Paul Hanna. "It’s not new news, we just keep hearing about it as we go forward."
South Carolina is expected to experience a growth rate of 69.4% in the field of nursing, according to the study, which equates to about 26,600 new jobs. However, by 2030 the state is predicted to face a shortage of more than 10,000 RNs.
"You can’t provide patient care without nurses…Nurses are vital to the care of patients," said ARMC Chief Nursing Officer Ginger Hawkins, who has worked in the field of nursing for 40 years.
ARMC recruits new talent into their nursing programs and running partnerships with local universities are one of its many ways. They also run programs as early as middle school, generating interests among students.
Still in connection to the study, South Carolina would be one of only seven states to not meet the demand for nurses. In terms of percentage of workforce missing, South Carolina would be surpassed only by Alaska.
Erudite Nursing Institute™ supports ARMC’s objective in engaging nursing aspirants in colleges and middle school students into the nursing industry, to keep up the hype of huge nursing percentage in the workforce and in the preparation for some predicted issues the coming years.
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