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Full survey results: Annual health check on nursing 2014


Very interesting. The statistic I find most worrying is the breakdown by age. Over 66% of nurses are due to retire within the next 10 - 15 years. Those aged 35 and under only account for a little over 12% of the nursing workforce. Does this mean fewer people are being attracted to the job? Or starting and giving up? Or not able to afford to do it, if they have families, or put off by the sheer volume and depth of the academic work that degree level nursing involves? That leaves 21% of nurses who may still be nursing 20 - 25 years from now. It's a bit worrying that the figures for departing nurses are so much higher than the figures for arriving ones, although of course this may change over the coming 20 years.

Posted date

12 December, 2014

Posted time

4:27 pm