According to a 2014 workforce study undertaken by the State University of New York at Albany, federal and state health care reform initiatives are driving changes in the health care delivery system throughout New York State, and in urban areas, such as New York City, in particular. The study pinpointed trends in the supply and demand for skilled healthcare workers based on their current shortages.
Of the hospitals that responded to the SUNY study, the lowest shortfall percentage submitted was 11% for newly licensed registered nurses (RNs), while experienced RNs were cited at a 55% shortfall, and for Nurse Managers, a 57% shortfall. The recruitment and retention difficulties at nursing homes, included a 55% shortfall for newly licensed RNs, and 56% for experienced RNs, with a 61% deficit for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).
Why There Need to Be More Registered Nurse Jobs in NYC
The reasons cited for these deficits are due in part, to an older workforce retiring, compounded by insufficient numbers of new or experienced RNs to take their places in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Another reason for the shortfall is the graying of the baby boomer generation (born from 1945-1965). As that generation ages, there will be an increased dependence upon skilled nursing care, due to their desire to both remain independent in their homes, as well as when their declining health requires hospital or nursing facility admission. To meet this demand, there needs to be more registered nurse jobs in NYC, in hospitals, as visiting nurses, and in nursing facilities throughout the borough.
For those experienced or newly licensed registered nurses, ATC Healthcare invites you to view our listings and to contact our associates to learn about the best registered nurse jobs. In NYC, or the surrounding boroughs, ATC Healthcare has the openings that registered nurses are seeking. We have placed thousands of qualified health care workers in positions at New York City medical facilities, in positions that offer the salary, advancement and benefits our applicants have been seeking. For more information, fill out our form for a prompt response or call us at (646) 757-3213.