Topics: Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply
Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research Center
As the US population ages and the demand for long-term care increases, an insufficient number of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) is expected in the nursing workforce. Understanding the characteristics of LPN participation in the workforce is essential to address this challenge.
This article compares and contrasts 2 LPN career patterns for a better understanding of how to support the workforce.