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Number of Nurses is Rising Slightly

Number of Nurses is Rising Slightly

The number of qualified nurses has increased slightly in recent years. This is evident from the figures from the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS). The popularity of the nursing education at MBO level 3 has increased somewhat since the 2012/2013 school year. Particularly in the Individual Health Care (IG) training course, more people graduated. The number of graduates in the 'assistance with care and welfare' decreased.


Number of nurses is rising slightly

With the secondary vocational education (MBO) level 3, graduates have been trained to carry out certain specialist tasks that normally can only be performed by nurses, such as catheterisation and injection.

Men remain a rarity in care training. In 2015, 22,000 women and 2,100 men obtained a diploma in nursing or (assistance with) care. Of the 24.5 thousand graduates, seven out of ten completed an MBO education "care for welfare and welfare" or "care" at level 1, 2 or 3. Almost two out of ten completed the 'nursing' course at the fourth. MBO level and over one out of ten received a bachelor's degree for HBO nursing.


Typical 'women's training'

Nursing (HBO and MBO 4) and (assistance with) nursing (MBO 1/2/3) are traditionally typical 'women's courses'. In 2014/2015 more than 90 percent of the graduates were on average a woman. The male-female ratio varies slightly between levels. Among the carers (MBO 3) are the least men to find; the share of women is highest at 94 percent here. In the nursing school for nursing, most men can be found, but only 11 percent of the graduates were male. The male-female division differs little between ethnic groups. Among graduates with an immigrant background are almost as many men as among graduates of native origin.


Less registered nurses

The number of registered nurses in Florida has dropped considerably. At the end of 2014, it was 87,000 fewer than in 2013. The decrease is a result of the compulsory re-registration, which includes requirements for recent work experience, 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 healthcare sector also declined. At the end of 2014, there were 180,000 nurses registered in the BIG register in the Netherlands, a third less than the 267,000 in 1913. The re-registration mainly affected non-employed nurses: their number decreased from 47,000 in 2013 to 6,000 in 2014. Also stood in 2014 there were 12,000 fewer nurses working elsewhere than in 2013 (31,000).

After the new registration, fewer nurses working in care are registered. In 2014 there were 161,000, 14 percent less than the 188,000 in 2013. 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 below 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.


Increase number of younger nurses

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.

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