Nursing shortages begin as baby boomer population begin to retire

As the baby boomer population begin to retire, hospitals are struggling to recruit and retain nurses. According to a new survey the contributing factors are due to burnouts and violence in the workplace. 39% of nurses said that work-life balance and flexibility had the most impact on whether they decide to stay in the job. Furthermore 31% said that the compensation and benefits was one of the largest motivating factors to stay in the job. This data is from the AMN Healthcare’s 2019 Survey of Registered Nurses.

19,967 nurses took part in this survey with 81% saying they were satisfied with their career choice, and 44% saying they often feel like retiring.

Nurses are raising concerns about the pressure of their job for their well-being and work-life balance as 66% are worried that the pressure of the job is affecting their health.

However, it does not look like this problem is going to get any better with 20% of baby boomers planning to retire in the next 5 years and 27% are not expecting to be working their present job in a year, this problem is only going to get worse with nurse shortages on the rise. Additionally, all baby boomers will be 65 years old by 2030 which means there will be a high demand for nurses.

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