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Newswise

…ALBANY, N.Y (Jan. 28, 2020) – A recent study conducted by researchers at the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) examined the racial/ethnic composition of New York’s nurse practitioner (NP) workforce. Researchers examined key demographic, educational, and practice characteristics of the state’s active NPs. Researchers…

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LI Herald

Keeping up with demand for highly skilled nurses has not been easy for many hospitals, though. Long-term shortages have plagued the profession in the past, according to a 2016 study by the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the State University of New York at Albany. Demand is expected to become increasingly acute in the coming decades.

The first baby boomers turned 65 in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The baby-boom generation, born between 1946 and 1963, was, until the millennials, the largest generation in U.S. history. As of 2014, there were some 76.4 million boomers, according to the census.

Never before has the U.S. seen such a large generation of people growing older. On top of that, exponential advances in medical technology are expected to keep boomers alive longer than previous generations.

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The Leader-Herald

Anyone planning to study to become a registered nurse will be required to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing within 10 years of becoming a Registered Nurse, according to a bill signed into law this week by the governor.

…the proportion of active RNs ages 55 and older increased in both rural and urban areas of the state, according to the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the State University of New York at Albany. Between 2005-2009 and 2010-2014, active RNs in rural areas between the ages of 18 and 54 increased by less than 1 percent, while those 55 and older increased by 26.5 percent. Active RNs in urban areas between the ages of 18 and 54 decreased by 1.2 percent while those 55 and older increased by almost a third–29.4 percent.

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Crain’s New York Business

In response to a growing demand for nurse practitioners in the New York state, one of the largest health care systems in the region is launching a graduate school for nurse-practitioner programs. Hofstra University in Hempstead, L.I., and the North Shore-LIJ Health System, with which it is associated, announced Tuesday the formation of the School of Graduate Nursing and Health Professions.

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