6/15/2014  Anant Goel

LeNurse is the global Job Board for nursing professionals and a Nurse Recruitment Resource for healthcare employers. LeNurse mission is to bring healthcare professionals together with healthcare employers to facilitate the hiring process for both sides.

Edison, NJ (PRWeb) June 15, 2014

Anant Goel, CEO at RKNet stated: “Registered nurses are in high demand and this well-paying field continues to grow.”  As baby boomers age and the need for healthcare grows, and with the nationwide nurse shortage, registered nurse jobs are projected to increase nationally by 500,000 by 2016, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau counted about 2.5 million RNs across the U.S. in May 2014.

Not counting doctors and dentists, nursing salaries typically are among the highest in any large occupational field. Average annual RN wages are $65,130. Although the job pays well, the nursing shortage is going to get worse, predicts Gingy Harshey-Meade, chief executive officer of Ohio Nurses Association.

The national RN shortage is expected to grow from 8 percent in 2009 to 12 percent in 2010 and to 29 percent by 2020, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

That's equal to having more than 808,000 too few RNs in U.S. alone by 2020.  This shortage of nurses and the lack of ethnic diversity among nurses have created renewed demand for nurses from countries like Philippines, India, and South America.  

Ethnic diversity in nursing is also becoming an issue and the demographic discrepancy threatens to undermine efforts to improve patient care and narrow the health disparities.  Walk into any hospital across a western country around the globe and chances are the nurses who work there don’t reflect the rich diversity of that country’s population.

The lack of diversity is a problem now, but nurse leaders say it is all the more grave in light of projections that racial minorities will represent the majority of the population by mid-century. Yet the nursing workforce, the largest group of healthcare professionals in any western country, is predominantly White.

“Caring for the emerging majority in our country requires that we have a diverse nursing workforce that is much more reflective of our populace,” said Linda Burnes Bolton, vice president for nursing, chief nursing officer and director of nursing research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and a former president of the National Black Nurses Association. “If we’re all the same, we limit our ability to learn about how we can improve the practice of nursing.”

Drawing attention to the problem is a report on the future of nursing released last fall by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that urges nurses, health professionals and others to step up efforts to increase the diversity of the profession. The report, called The Future of Nursing: Leading Health, Advancing Change, calls for a “greater emphasis” on increasing diversity of the workforce and ensuring that nurses are able to provide culturally relevant care.

To enhance diversity, the report recommends changes to the nurse education system. It urges academic nurse leaders to partner with health care organizations, school systems, and other community organizations to recruit and advance nursing students from all backgrounds and ethnicity.

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Founded in 2007, RKNet develops digital media content, personal productivity Apps and on-line advertising resources for global audiences. Created by NJBIN award winning team; LeNurse is the on-line nursing job board for global healthcare markets. The developers bring over 50 years of experience in technology, cognitive psychology, communications, finance, and business.

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