Supporting the Dynamic Careers of Licensed Practical Nurses: A Strategy to Bolster the Long-term Care Nurse Workforce

Authors: Cheryl Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN | Meriel McCollum, RN, BSN | Alberta Tran, PhD, RN, CCRN

Topics: Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research Center

July 7, 2021

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.

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