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Nursing Shortage

Who's going to take care of the Boomers?

Just as massive numbers of boomers hit the beginning of old age, America is facing the worst nursing
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By 2025, it's projected to be nearly 500,000 full-time Registered Nursing positions unfilled.

There are efforts underway to address this huge potential shortfall, including the Campaign for Nursing's Future, a $50-million national initiative. While in New York, there's a push by the Phillips Beth Israel School of nursing to attract people of all ages to nursing.

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