The Nurses Pub, the leading non-profit support group for nurses, announced a new initiative designed to recruit 100,000 students into the nursing profession.
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According to the American Nurses Association, nurses are in high demand, with more jobs available than any other profession in the U.S.
The World Health Organization reported that more than one million additional RNs are needed by next year.
The nursing profession faces shortages for several reasons, including increased demand for care as the population ages and requires more healthcare services, high turnover among nurses and an aging workforce, and inequitable distribution of workers.
To help mediate this problem, The Nurses Pub is launching a campaign to attract 100,000 new nursing students. The non-profit organization is developing an “advertising, informational and inspirational campaign” designed to educate people about a career in nursing, and inspire them to enter this noble profession.
“There are few careers that allow people to give back to society and make a real difference,” said the Nurses Pub Founder and CEO, Mona Clayton, MSN, RN. “Our goal is to encourage young and mid-career people of all backgrounds to consider a career in nursing. It offers not only stable and meaningful employment, but also provides a rare sense of satisfaction that enriches the soul, each and every day.”
Mounting this campaign is not cheap. The Nurses Pub depends on support from individuals and businesses, and the pandemic has stretched resources to the limit.
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