U.S. nurse conservation fact of the day

In the period 2010–17 the number of NPs in the US more than doubled from approximately 91,000 to 190,000. This growth occurred in every US region and was driven by the rapid expansion of education programs that attracted nurses in the Millennial generation. Employment was concentrated in hospitals, physician offices, and outpatient care centers, and inflation-adjusted earnings grew by 5.5 percent over this period. The pronounced growth in the number of NPs has reduced the size of the registered nurse (RN) workforce by up to 80,000 nationwide.

Here is the underlying research, via the excellent Kevin Lewis.  Given the growth of the health care sector, should not the number of nurses, broadly construed, be rising at a higher rate?

Via the excellent Kevin Lewis.


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