ICNM warns of global nursing workforce crisis by 2030

The International Centre on Nurse Migration (ICNM) estimates 10.6 million new nurses will be needed to both address the existing nurse shortage and replace the 4.7 million nurses who are expected to retire in the next 10 years, according to a report in the March American Journal of Nursing. An ICNM policy brief, Ageing Well? Policies to Support Older Nurses at Work, lays out a 10-point plan to support older nurses. Its recommendations include “avoiding age discrimination, ensuring occupational health and safety policies that enable well-being, redesigning jobs to optimize the contributions of older nurses, maintaining a pay system that rewards experience and developing succession plans.”