The Nursing Shortage is Alive and Well

Nurses with advanced degrees are in high demand these days, making it difficult to keep them in teaching positions. Because there are so many teaching vacancies in nursing programs, schools are turning away many qualified potential nursing students. With no one to teach new nurses, the nursing shortage is sure to get worse before it gets better. NBC News reports that nurses with a baccalaureate or higher degree are practically guaranteed employment. Many industries need nurses with master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing, not just hospitals. Although the US has over 3 million nurses, there is still a nursing shortage. Read more here: 'Double whammy': Nursing shortage starts in the classroom