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Nursing Industry Trends

If you’re currently a practicing nurse, or if you’re in the process of completing a nursing program, knowing the industry trends can help you better anticipate the future of the workforce in healthcare.

Due to several factors, the nursing industry is expected to continue growing through the end of 2013 and into 2014, and for many years to come. Economists see the healthcare field as ongoing in growth, which may be exactly what you’ve been looking for in your career path.

Nursing Industry Trends in 2013

The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Healthcare Economist Peter McMenamin says that the nursing industry is expected to continue the growth from the last couple of years saying in March “We’re hoping that there will be enough nurses to fill of these jobs.”

One of the major factors contributing to the increase in nursing jobs is the enactment of the Affordable Care Act.  As you might expect, uninsured people may be unlikely to get regular doctor’s visits and checkups. As the ACA rolls out, the increase in the amount of people who are insured may mean a greater need for RNs and LPNs to service the new clients. As the Affordable Care Act continues to take effect, the demand for nurses is expected to keep increasing.

Economic Downturn in Nursing?

Nursing is often considered one of the most rewarding professions, and with the anticipated spike in those seeking care, it is sure to be a field that offers excellent work satisfaction.

There is a need for trained healthcare experts, so taking the step towards a nursing program can offer a bright future!

If you have any questions about nursing industry trends, feel free to contact us today and talk to one of our admissions representatives. Planning to become a nurse takes preparation and hard work, but with a great expectancy for job openings, and a considerably rewarding career, it can be a great decision for your future.

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