Today, there is a significant nursing shortage, and statistics show that the need for nurses in years to come will only become greater. Here's why:
Because advances in health care are helping people live longer, there are more elderly people who need care.
The number of people who are sicker and in need of more skilled nurses is growing.
More nurses are needed outside of the hospital setting.
The current nursing workforce is aging. As more nurses retire (many are expected to retire over the next 10-15 years), more will be needed to replace them.
Nurses, particularly those with a BSN, are almost guaranteed jobs right out of college and can be assured of a secure career well into the future.