While the sidekicks at Tailored Healthcare Staffing view nurses as the heroes of healthcare, there is unfortunately an RN shortage currently facing many U.S. states. What’s more, this shortage is projected to grow over the next decade (and beyond).
According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Health Resources and Services Administration, as many as seven states will experience a severe reduction in the number of available RNs by 2030. Nursing makes up the largest profession in the U.S. healthcare workforce; RNs and LPNs are the greatest concentration in the industry, making up the largest population in need.
The need for registered nurses has always been cyclical, with demand and supply at an unbalance. As we look ahead to 2030, the gap increases in the following seven states significantly and shows a drastic need for qualified RNs in these regions.
As the need for RNs continue to increase, alternative staffing measures will be taken by facilities in these states to meet the patient care quality standards they strive to maintain. That means ample opportunity for you, the heroic travel nurse, to step up and and take an assignment in a U.S. state in dire need of your skill-set.