by Chris Musillo

AMN Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the US, has recently issued a survey that shows that almost two out of every three baby boomer nurses are contemplating recruitment. A summary of the survey is on the Staffing Industry Analyst’s webpage.

The main take-away:

Of those nurses over 54 who are considering retirement, 62% plan to retire within the next three years. Additionally, 21% of nurses over age 54 said they will switch to part time work.

Paralleling this massive downturn in US healthcare workers is an expected boom in America’s demand for healthcare services. The number of uninsured has dropped by millions since the passage of the Affordable Car Act (Obamacare). Foreign labor must be part of this answer. Unfortunately the current immigration scheme makes it very difficult to navigate a reasonable strategy.

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