To Certify or Not to Certify, That is the Question

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the demand for full-time-equivalent (FTE) registered nurses will skyrocket over the next 15 years. At the same time, the supply of FTE RN’s will decrease significantly as the number of nurses leaving the profession will far outpace the number that enters. By 2015, the shortage of registered nurses in 2000 will almost quadruple.(See Figure 1). Therefore, healthcare providers will start relying more heavily on the temporary nurse staffing industry to help them fill these projected voids in the future.