Nursing Shortage

Nursing Shortage


Connecticut’s Nursing Shortage

By 2020, Connecticut is projected to be short by more than 22,000 registered nurses, leaving Connecticut with fewer than half the nurses it needs, according to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

National Nursing Shortage

By 2025, more than one million nursing jobs are expected to be available. Also, by 2025, the nursing shortage will be twice the size of any nursing shortage experienced since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s.

CT’s First Nursing Summit

CT Summit Group

Participants from Connecticut’s first “Nursing Summit” event united Connecticut’s practice-based nurses and nurse educators from hospitals and other healthcare settings across Connecticut with UConn School of Nursing faculty.

Learn More

Nursing Shortage
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)

Loan Repayment & Scholarship
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Shortage Designation Overview
CT Department of Public Health