7 Nursing Trends of 2019 - The Gypsy Nurse

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January 4, 2019

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7 Nursing Trends of 2019

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7 Nursing Trends of 2019
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From resolutions to new trends, the start of every new year brings new things. This article highlights 7 nursing trends of 2019. Whether you are a travel nurse or a permanent nurse, these 7 nursing trends of 2019 are things that can benefit you.

7 Nursing Trends of 2019

Nursing jobs will continue to rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing job outlook is faster than the average. The nursing job outlook is expected to grow by 15% during a 10-year period from 2016 – 2026. This means for every nurse, you will have plenty of opportunities.

Nursing shortage will continue to rise. While there are plenty of jobs available, making it a good opportunity for current nurses, there is some trouble for those interested in becoming a nurse. Schools are turning away thousands of qualified applicants as they struggle to expand class size and hire more teachers for nursing programs.

Hiring bonuses will continue to grow. There are many benefits for nurses. From sign on bonuses to travelers to free housing and tuition bonuses being given by hospitals, there are plenty of benefits for nurses and their children. In fact, Hospitals and other medical facilities are getting so desperate to recruit and retain nurses they’re offering all sorts of pricey perks and incentives.

Nurses will gain more education. As the population ages, there will be more demand for nursing specialties. For nurses to gain more specialties they will need more education. This article by Nursing Education states that nurses with BSN degrees will jump from 50% to 80% by 2020 and nurses with a doctoral degree will double from now to 2020.

Nurses will reap benefits of nurse compact license. More states were added to the eNLC in 2018. This is good news for nurses making it easier than ever to use your home state’s nursing license to get a promising job across state lines.

Nurses will retire at later ages. The shortage of nurses is having an impact on new and existing nurses. Nurses can stay on past a normal retirement age and their jobs are secure. With advances in healthcare, nurses themselves are living longer, healthier lives when they care for their bodies, allowing them to work to a later age.

Technology advances will continue. Every year, something new comes out to help those in the healthcare industry. We stated in our future trends in the nursing industry last year that technology will continue to grow and shape the healthcare industry. It’s important for nurses to be familiar with each of the programs that are used in the facility they are working in.


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