Why Nurses leave the Bedside; An RN's Perspective
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STATISTICS, the 2000 Survey 

Page 1: Statistics from the US Dept of Health and 
Human  Servicices 2000 [published 2002] and 
its general findings [Overall RN Population in US ]**:

**Pages  within this site  to its Breakdown with links 
likewise at that page


Response to the Statistics
"According to a study by Dr. Peter Buerhaus 
and colleagues published in the Journal of the 
American Medical Association  (June 14, 2000),
the U.S. will experience a 20% shortage in the 
number of nurses needed in the U.S. health
health care system by the year 2020. This 
translates into a shortage of more than 400,000 
RNs nationwide."
Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet [citing JAMA]
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing

"According to the latest projections from the U.S. 
Bureau of Labor Statistics published in the 
November 2001 Monthly Labor Review, 
more than one million new nurses 
will beneeded by the year 2010. 
The U.S. Department of Labor projects
a 21 percent increase in the need for
nurses nationwide from 1998 to 2008,
compared with a 14 percent increase
for all other occupations.
www.bls.gov" Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing 
citing the Bureau  of Labor Statistics

To Statistics 2000

Useful Links
  • Seventh National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses ,  National Center for Health Workforce Analysis. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing. [conducted in 2000, published February 22, 2002 ]. [See Full Study March 2000 Registered Nurse Survey for the complete study ]
All of the following source to the above in total or part: 
  • Trendwatch June 2001, Vol 3, No 2      From the American Hospital Association and the Lewin Group. Trendwatch is a series of reports "highlighting important and emerging trends" this one highlights hospital employees and the factors of the shortage and is part of a resource tool for industry management
  • Demographics          [from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Health Professions,Division of  Nursing and appearing in Nurse Week]
  • Factors [from the American College of Nursing. Current & Projected Shortage Indicators, Contributing Factors Impacting the Nursing Shortage, identified strategies]
  • Nursing Shortage Resource Web Link  [an excellent link source, Also from ACN]
  • Registered Nurse Statistics                   [from The American Association of Critical Care Nurses]