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Around 4.3 Million U.S Nursing Professionals Are To Retire by 2030

Statistics highlight an impending problem that can impact the whole U.S healthcare sector. Toward 2030, about 4.3 million nursing professionals are expected to retire, causing a massive nursing shortage. If corrective measures are not implemented urgently, such an enormous retirement will only worsen matters for a nation already crippled by a lack of qualified nurses.

Around 55% of registered nursing staff are already beyond age 50. If you go by seemingly credible statistics, approximately 1.2 million new nurses are required by 2030 to fill this gap urgently. 

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Of the states, California is likely to face the most shortage. The data reveals that around 44,000 nurses will be in Californian condition by 2030. 

What Could Be An Easy and Quick Solution?

The reality is that there are no easy or quick solutions to the long-persisting problem. The most realistic solution will be to ensure more nursing professionals are enrolled in nursing institutions and make them professionally ready by 2030. 

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Nursing has been widely perceived as a strenuous job, and the pandemic has further aggravated the situation. During the days when the pandemic was at its peak, nurses across the globe suffered the most. 

More funds should be available for nursing programs across the nation. In addition, governing bodies should consider changes to make the nursing profession more lucrative. There should also be immediate plans to complete the work environment less strenuous or monotonous. 

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