Equipping the Future Demand for Nurses Rises — Along with a Push for More Education
If you want to be a nurse, the jobs are plentiful. If you want to be a certain kind of nurse, well … that’s more complicated.
“I think, because of the age of our workforce right now, a shortage is going to happen,” said Joyce Thielen, associate dean of the Elms College School of Nursing, adding that many were ready to retire several years ago, but postponed that step when the economy went south in 2008.
Nancy Craig-Williams, assistant dean of Nursing at Greenfield Community College, also sees plenty of opportunity, noting that all her school’s recent graduates who have passed the National Council Licensure Examination have received job offers in fairly short order.
By Joseph Bednar, Healthcare News