Nurse Training Act Turns 50:
1.1 Million New Nurses Needed

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Join us in celebrating nurses across the country and the Nurse Training Act of 1964 by sharing this picture with your community September 4-9, 2014. Don't forget to include #1MillionRNs in your posts!

September 4, 2014 marks the anniversary of the groundbreaking Nurse Training Act of 1964. 50 years later those nurses are retiring and the U.S. is in dire need of more than one million new nurses by 2022 to provide quality health care for an aging population.

By supporting nursing education the U.S. can solve two challenges.

  1. Meet the growing need for qualified nurses.
  2. Help people find good jobs in health care.

ANA President Pamela Cipriano urges increased investment in nursing education and preparation to strengthen the health care system.

Are you passionate about nursing education funding? Learn about the four steps you can take to help. Learn More »

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  • 1 in 5 RNs will retire by 2022
  • We have 3 million RNs today; 1 million more will be needed by 2022
  • 80,000 qualified applicants were turned away from nursing schools
  • 1.1 million new RNs are needed by 2022
  • Nearly 3 of 4 FT nursing faculty are age 50 or older
  • Nurses have ranked as the most trusted profession in a Gallup poll for 12 straight years
  • Thank you to all 3 million working nurses
  • Share your story about nursing
  • We need more nurses to meet workforce needs, health care demands
  • Many career opportunities will be opening for new RNs
  • The U.S. has about 3 million employed RNs today, but will need about 1 million new ones by 2022
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