America is on the verge of a nursing crisis

From The Week

By some accounts, nursing shortages have bedeviled the U.S. economy off an on for decades. But they now seem to be growing more acute. America has around 3 million nurses, and it’s one of the economy’s fastest-growing jobs. Yet the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects there will be 1 million vacancies for registered nurses by 2024.

What we have here is surging demand and a bottleneck in supply. The result is a country on the verge of a nursing crisis.

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