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California “Silver Wave” Nursing Shortage
UCSF report warns of current shortfall driven by retirement of older RNs
The long-predicted “Silver Wave” of nurse retirements — and shortages — is finally hitting California. A recent report estimates that the state’s demand for registered nurses exceeded the supply by 13.6 percent in 2021.
The report, prepared by researchers at UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care, is based on data from the BRN’s latest California Annual Schools Survey and the 2020 Survey of California Registered Nurses (which had not yet been published as of press time).