Aging workforce, teaching faculty could contribute to nursing shortage in Michigan
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By 2018, the state projects a 21 percent rise in demand for registered nurses and a 20 percent rise in demand for licensed practical nurses, according to the report.
Those figures do not account for the additional 350,000 individuals that could gain health insurance under Medicaid expansion.
Some nursing schools across the state continue to experience waiting lists for admission to their programs.
As older nursing faculty members begin a wave of retirements, it may be difficult for nursing schools to fill those spots: Salaries for nursing faculty members lag far behind that of what a nurse could earn in a hospital setting, Bridge Magazine reported.