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The Nursing Shortage: Why It Is Getting Worse

The nursing shortage in the United States has been going on for quite some time. Many researchers even think it has been going on since the 1960s, after Medicare and Medicaid were passed in 1965. In recent years, the shortage has been increasing and the detrimental impacts have become much clearer. The impacts range from worsening healthcare access (particularly in rural regions of the country) to an increase in nurses feeling burnt out and unhappy with their career choice. So what are the reasons for the current rise in the shortage? Why has it gotten worse instead of better within the last fifty years? Here’s what we know so far: Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age This is the most common reason shortages are occurring across the United States.There are two ways in which the aging B...