The Friday Five – NursesNOW Infographics Roundup
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NursesNOW is HealthcareNOW Radio’s number one resource for nurses. Readers can check here for news in the nursing industry, interviews with experts in the field, who to follow on social media, and information on events and continuing education. In addition to all of this information every so often we compile some statistics, facts and figures to create infographics that report our findings. This week’s Friday Five shines a spotlight on the state of the nursing profession today, provides tips for NICU nurses and offers some ways to stay healthy.
The statistics that show a major nursing shortage is in our immediate future have been reported and proven time and time again. The United States Office of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be 1.09 million job openings for nurses by the year 2024. Here are 12 reasons why the shortage is happening.