Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 1, 2007
A new nursing section has been launched on WorldWideLearn.com, the world's premier online directory of education, that aims to help tackle the industry's growing demand for qualified professionals (http://www.worldwidelearn.com/healthcare/nursing/index.php). A feature in the new section reveals that more than 1.2 million registered nurses are projected to be needed over the next ten years, almost 35% more than total nurses at present. The new nursing section offers information on the nursing and healthcare industry, including a variety of nursing careers and the kinds of degrees required.
"All official estimates project that the number of older people who have more medical needs is going to grow faster than the total population in the next half-dozen years," says Doug Jones, a producer for WorldWideLearn.com. "As the demand for nurses continues to increase, we anticipate that more and more of our visitors will be looking for healthcare and nursing education information."
Current statistics from the Government's Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) estimate that the nation's nursing shortage will reach more than one million nurses by the year 2020. The HRSA also predicts that every state in the country will experience a nursing shortage to some degree by 2015.
Student enrollment in nursing schools is not growing at a rate sufficient to meet the projected demand for registered nurses, according to WorldWideLearn.com's featured nursing articles. Concerns over this shortage prompted the enactment of the Nurse Reinvestment Act in 2002, which seeks to provide support for nursing career development, improved dissemination of specialized knowledge and institutional changes to increase job satisfaction.
WorldWideLearn.com is the world's premier online directory of education, featuring informative resources, more than 2,500 online courses, over 1,600 online degree programs, 200 online universities and 2,300 campus-based career college programs. WorldWideLearn.com receives thousands of visitors each day and has been featured on MSMoney.com.