Workforce issues squeezing ND industry

The U.S. created 155,000 jobs in November, with the bulk of that growth in health care, business and manufacturing. Here in North Dakota, the registered nurse market is rapidly expanding, with a projected need of 4,000 nurses by 2024.

The governor asked for more than $30 million in grants aimed at expanding opportunities. Only $750,000 was specifically labeled for nursing shortages-in rural areas.

We visited Bismarck State College, asking their nursing program what they need to turn shortage into surplus.

“We’re going to need to be graduating an extra 370 nursing students every year over the next 10 years to be able to combat this nursing shortage,” said Annie Paulson, BSC Nursing Program director.

By 2024, North Dakota is expected to have more than 2,000 new registered nurse jobs, and nearly that many that will need replacing. A daunting task starts with students.

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By |2018-12-14T15:21:03+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: News|