According to the nursing world organization, by 2022, there will be far more registered nurse jobs available than any other profession, at more than 100,000 per year. With more than 500,000 seasoned RNs anticipated to retire by 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need for 1.1 million new RNs for expansion and replacement of retirees, and to avoid a nursing shortage.
Registerednursing.org estimates that by 2030, the number of registered nurses needed in the United States is estimated to skyrocket by 28.4% from 2.8 million to 3.6 million. California is expected to be short, the most registered nurses (45,500), while Alaska is projected to have the most job vacancies (22.7%). Texas, New Jersey, South Carolina, Georgia and South Dakota are expected to experience shortages as well. (hyperlink the highlighted)
Rural areas are disproportionately affected by nursing staff shortages. As mentioned by AHA.org, rural areas are not immune to the numerous challenges in providing health care, such as workforce shortages…)