Prof. Nancy Reese advocates for nursing education on Capitol Hill
Professor Nancy Reese, director of nursing, recently visited Capitol Hill to represent the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She shared the message about the need to increase education opportunities for registered nurses.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections 2021-2031, the registered nursing (RN) workforce is expected to grow by 6 percent over the next decade. The RN workforce is expected to grow from 3.1 million in 2021 to 3.3 million in 2031, an increase of 195,400 nurses. The bureau also projects 203,200 openings for RNs each year through 2031, when nurse retirements and workforce exits are factored into the number of nurses needed in the U.S.
Innovative and collaborative efforts will prove effective in finding solutions to the nursing shortage, and funding is vital to these efforts.
Thank you to the offices of Senator Tammy Baldwin, Representative Derrick Van Orden, Representative Bryan Steil, and Senator Ron Johnson for their hospitality and work on behalf of nursing in Wisconsin and the nation.
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