There are several hospitals in the United States that are experiencing immense shortages of registered nurses, emergency nurses and other health care professionals. There is approximately a whooping 80 to 85 percent of American hospitals mention shortage while 15 percent expresses concern about the severe shortage they are experiencing.
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States will need 2.8 million nurses. This estimated demand will be a million more than the projected supply of nurses. U.S. is not quickly replacing nurses at the same phase they are leaving the profession.
Currently, the average age of nurses working in America is 45 years old. By year 2010, and estimated 40 percent of all the working registered nurses will be more than 50 years old. Between 2010 and 2020, the largest group of registered nurses in the United States labor force will be between 50 to 60 years old. By this time, the nursing shortage would be exceeding 36 percent.
Whats happening to United Case is not an isolated case. Several countries are already reporting similar problem. In Ontario, Canada (Toronto Star) lost 14,000 of its 81,000...