Nearly half of RNs were 50 or older in 2018

From Becker’s:

The average age of registered nurses was 47.9 years old in 2018, and 47.5 percent of RNs were 50 or older, according to a new HHS report.

The findings are based on a 2018 survey of 50,273 RNs by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis and U.S Census Bureau.

Here is a breakdown of survey respondents’ age:

8.5 percent: younger than 30

10.7 percent: 30-34

11.5 percent: 35-39

10.3 percent: 40-44

11.5 percent: 45-49

9.7 percent: 50-54

12 percent: 55-59

11.9 percent: 60-64

8.5 percent: 65-69

3.4 percent: 70-74

2 percent: 75 or older

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