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Applicants abound, yet nursing shortage looms

Aug 10, 2018 - Triad Business Journal (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Board and Executive Moves

Health providers across the Triad are grappling with the same issue as others across the nation - a shortage of nurses that's only expected to surge in the years ahead.

Surprisingly, however, the problem isn't a lack of applicants - it's the challenge of getting nurses educated, trained, certified and into the workforce fast enough.

In its report on 2016-17 enrollment and graduations in baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing ci...