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Trends in the supply of registered nurses

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Discuss projections and trends in the supply of registered nurses. What do the projections and trends tell us about the nursing shortage?

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In general, there continues to be a shortage of registered nurses, although there has been a significant increase in the number of individuals that have been trained to become registered nurses, this number has still consistently been lower than the number of registered nurses that have been needed in any given year over the past decade, etc. In addition, it is also very important to consider that although there are a greater number of nurses being trained for this field, this number would not be able to keep up with the demand, due to the fact that the aging of the population in the United States will far exceed the number of registered nurses that are capable of providing these individuals with the care that they need. So in essence, the demand for highly trained nursing staff will ...

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This solution is about 546 words and discusses the shortage of registered nurses and the projections and trends related to the nursing shortage.