A new study shows that no matter how many people are getting nursing degrees, they are not getting the chance to practice their degree despite the abundance of nursing job openings.
According to a PDF released Wednesday by the Georgetown Center on Education & the Workforce (download here), Nursing Programs related to the Bachelor of Science degree level rejected 37 percent of applicants while 51 percent were rejected related to the Associates degree level for nursing.
In short, nursing programs aren’t growing fast enough to accomodate all the admissions they are receiving and this lack of growth in nursing programs cannot accomodate the explosion of nursing jobs in the health-care industry.
The Solution is Simple
Nursing schools need more faculty to teach more students and more students graduating can potentially become faculty!