Pain of nurse shortages eases for hospitals: They enjoy fewer vacant positions, but still worry about coming boomer retirements

Good news. The shortage of hospital nurses isn't quite as bad as it used to be. In the last five years, Indianapolis' hospitals have chipped away quietly at the gap in nurse staffing that seized local and national attention earlier this decade. To achieve these modest declines in what hospitals call their nursing vacancy rates, they have revamped their recruitment and retention efforts at a time when nurses have more options outside hospitals than ever before. Nursing schools are working...

 

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