Nurses Salaries and Employment will “boom” with the Baby Boomers

In Executive Leadership, Healthcare, Human Capital Trends on April 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm

The March 8, 2010 Edition of Advance for Nurses has as interesting editorial by Adrienne O’Brien in which she lays out several key factors in nurse employment, including the economy and nurses who have put off retirement. Adrienne brings up several key points that indicate we are in the “eye of the storm” with a false sense of security with the impending wave of Baby Boomers, the backlog of new grads, and the eventual retirement of veteran nurses. There is a tremendous chasm in the age of veteran nurses and the future nurse leaders – all one has to do is attend a nurse leadership conference to see this 1st hand.
This reality will become evident as the 1st Baby Boomer turns 65 in 2011 and the tsunami effect of the Baby Boom generation overwhelms the current healthcare workforce. Look for the BOOM in salaries and employment to coincide with the Baby BOOMERS!
For more info on the subject I recommend the book Retooling for an Aging America written by the IOM.


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