If 2020 was dubbed “The Year of the Nurse,” then 2021 will surely be “The Transformed Role of the Nurse.” With the demands on healthcare intensifying and an increasing shortage of physicians and nurses, we have some predictions that we believe are spot on as to what the future holds for nurses in 2021. Here are our Top 4 Nursing Trends of 2021:
- Concierge Nursing: 2021 will see the rise of Concierge Nursing to address the shortage of doctors and nurses and to meet the increased demands on healthcare, as well as an aging population and the vast majority who live with some type of chronic disease, including cancer, diabetes and now, coronavirus. Concierge Nurses provide top quality care to their patients, offering the time and attention they need for the fastest recovery, comfort and health. Our ACCESS Nursing concierge nurses are highly experienced and specialize in a range of conditions, like cancer, Alzheimer’s, etc. They provide top tier care and experience, as well as flexibility.
- Traveling Nurses: There’s a significant need for more travel nurses, especially now. In March, we deployed a team of 2,500 RNs and PAs from across the U.S. to New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey to staff hospitals, nursing homes, as well as COVID-19 testing sites. We’ve been revving up recruiting for our ACCESS Nursing COVID Care Force and expect to be in full swing come 2021.
- Male Nurses: It’s projected that there will be an additional 735,000 nursing jobs by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Currently, 12% of registered nurses are now men, up from 2.7% male RNs in 1970. With the field wide open, great pay and flexible hours, men are increasingly becoming a major part of the workforce of nurses.
- Bilingual Workforce: There are approximately 62 million people in the U.S. (about 21% of the population) that speak a language other than English. Therefore, patient safety can be a major risk due to language barriers when seeking medical care, as well as understanding/reading directions for taking medication.
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