Fewer Registered Nurses in Florida
In Florida, the number of registered nurses has dropped considerably. At the end of 2014, it was 87 thousand less than it was on 2013. The decrease is a consequence of the compulsory re-registration, with requirements for recent work experience, it has direct contact with patients, and further training. Although nurses who did not work or worked elsewhere had lost their registration, the number of registered nurses working in the care sector also declined. That is what CBS makes known.
At the end of 2014 there were 180 thousand nurses registered in the BIG register in the Netherlands, a third less than the 267 thousand in 2013. Nurses had to register again so that they could continue to practice their profession. The re-registration mainly affected the number of registered inactive nurses: their number decreased from 47 thousand in 2013 to 6 thousand in 2014. In 2014 there were also registered fewer than 12 thousand nurses working elsewhere than in 2013 (31 thousand) . Also less registered nurses in the healthcare sector
After the new registration, fewer nurses working in care are registered. In 2014 there were 161 thousand, 14 percent less than in 2013 (188 thousand). Some of the registered nurses still work in the healthcare sector, for example in a management position. If there is no direct contact with patients, the registration will lapse. Inadequate further training or working under the level of education may also be grounds for deleting the registration. In addition to the registrations that were collected, new registered nurses also joined.
Registered nurses now average younger
The nurses who are now in the BIG register are on average younger than before the re-registration. The proportion of nurses younger than forty rose from 33 per cent in 2013 to 37 per cent in 2014. This is due to the fact that the scanned registrations in most cases involved a 40-year old. This age group is often not working, or has a leading position.