In 2022 and beyond, nursing will be among the most in-demand professions in the U.S. From registered nurses (RNs), to licensed practical nurses (LPNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), nurse anesthetists, and more; nurses are quite literally the backbone of the healthcare industry—making up the largest portion of healthcare providers in the U.S. For these reasons, nursing, regardless of whether you’re a travel nurse or a traditional nurse, is a stable profession.
In this week’s infographic, Judge has gathered some statistics to shed light on the most popular nursing trends, predictions, and surprising truths about nursing we are seeing in 2022.
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The shortage of nurses across the U.S is the result of a combination of factors – such as an ageing population, high levels of work-related injuries, high turnover rates, and other industry specific factors. Meanwhile, organizations are becoming increasingly aware that elevating job satisfaction is the most effective way to close the gap in any industry – including nursing.
Today, various institutions and organizations understand the importance of flexibility when it comes to post-secondary education. That’s why online degrees are on the rise! Offering more opportunities to nurses by combining in-person and distance learning allows for more people to pursue a career in nursing. While a nurse, having the ability to work fewer but longer days allows for home-life balance as well, something not available to many other professions.
If you are thinking about starting a career in healthcare, looking to change positions, or becoming a travel nurse, we can help you determine what option might be right for you and get you well on your way to your first placement.
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