The Texas Department of State Health Services projects the number of nurses needed in Texas to quadruple from 2015 to 2030 with an expected shortfall of nearly 60,000 RNs. 

Even pre-COVID, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected Registered Nursing to be one of the top occupations for job growth through 2030, expected to grow by 9% (much faster than average), and reported 276,800 new RN jobs will be added by the year 2030.

In Texas, 65.4% of RNs are employed by hospitals. But supply and demand projections show no shortage of opportunities across various settings.

  • Emergency departments will see an increase of 15%.
  • Demand for RNs in inpatient hospital settings is likely to grow by 57%.
  • The need for RNs in nursing homes, residential care facilities and home healthcare makes up 25% of demand for all settings. This growth will be faster than all other settings, including hospitals.
  • Demand for RNs in office settings will grow by 46%.

Expected trends in 2023:

Telehealth and chatbot services are making it easier for patients to access care. Telehealth visits in March 2020 increased by 154% year-over-year. The coronavirus pandemic accelerated the need for virtual health care.

Bilingual nurses will be more valued. Bilingualism is becoming increasingly valued as a skill for nurses to have. Nurses who speak a second language, especially Spanish, may be more attractive to employers than monolingual nurses in 2022.

Patients are becoming more educated. In the era of smart devices, more people are consuming more information at any time. Nurses serve a more educated patient population by listening to the patient’s own views about their health condition and synthesizing this information with the nurse’s professional knowledge and expertise.

The demand for geriatric specialists will rise. America is aging. The Congressional Budget Office calculates that by 2050, one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older. More geriatric nurses will be required to deal with an aging and ailing population of Baby Boomers.

More awareness will be given to common issues being faced by nurses. A Morning Consult poll found 18% of healthcare workers – including nurses – left their jobs between February 2020 and September 2021. The reasons for this exodus were identified in the 2021 AMN Healthcare Survey of Registered Nurses:

  • Stressful work-life balance
  • High levels of anxiety 
  • Difficulty recovering from the emotional toll of work
  • Impact of work on physical health

Nurses dedicate their professional lives to helping others. Burnout, one of the six dimensions of distress, can hinder job performance, change how nurses view their role, and even put patients in danger. Professionally and personally, there can be many negative implications.

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