WHY IS YOUR US GREEN CARD GUARANTEED IF YOU’RE A NURSE?

WHY IS YOUR US GREEN CARD GUARANTEED IF YOU’RE A NURSE?


WHY IS YOUR US GREEN CARD GUARANTEED IF YOU’RE A NURSE?

In the USA, there are only 12.06 nurses for 1,000 people. For a population of 328,055,000, there are only 3,956,080 employed due to the shortage of nurses, and this has proved difficult for hospitals and other medical facilities to manage their day-to-day operations.

The four main reasons for this shortage of nurses are:

  • Nursing schools are unable to produce adequate graduates in the USA.
  • Hundreds of nursing aspirants have to choose a different course of study due to a lack of teachers in various nursing schools in the country.
  • As of 2021, more than 50% of the registered nurses are going to reach their retirement age soon.
  • As per the Census Bureau in the USA, more than 54 million residents are 65 or older as of the 1st of July 2019. This is a 34% increase compared to the figure from the 2010 consensus, driving more demand for nursing care.

(Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing - https://www.aacnnursing.org/)

Here’s a breakdown of the facts and figures according to state so that you get a glimpse of what the USA is suffering from.

State

TOTAL NURSES (2018)

STATE POPULATION (2019)

NURSES PER 1,000 POPULATION

Total Population of USA

3,956,080

328,055,000

12.06

Alabama

62,700

4,903,000

12.79

Alaska

10,200

732,000

13.93

Arizona

75,600

7,279,000

10.39

Arkansas

36,700

3,018,000

12.16

California

365,500

39,512,000

9.25

Colorado

66,100

5,759,000

11.48

Connecticut

52,600

3,565,000

14.75

Delaware

15,800

974,000

16.22

Florida

272,400

21,478,000

12.68

Georgia

108,600

10,617,000

10.23

Hawaii

20,000

1,416,000

14.12

Idaho

18,800

1,787,000

10.52

Illinois

157,400

12,672,000

12.42

Indiana

97,200

6,484,000

14.99

Iowa

46,180

3,155,000

14.64

Kansas

42,900

2,913,000

14.73

Kentucky

61,000

4,468,000

13.65

Louisiana

54,000

4,649,000

11.62

Maine

21,500

1,344,000

16

Maryland

68,300

6,046,000

11.3

Massachusetts

111,500

6,950,000

16.04

Michigan

137,500

9,987,000

13.77

Minnesota

89,000

5,640,000

15.78

Mississippi

41,300

2,976,000

13.88

Missouri

92,900

6,137,000

15.14

Montana

11,500

1,069,000

10.76

Nebraska

25,000

1,934,000

12.93

Nevada

28,400

3,080,000

9.22

New Hampshire

18,400

1,360,000

13.53

New Jersey

97,100

8,882,000

10.93

New Mexico

23,200

2,097,000

11.06

New York

238,300

19,454,000

12.25

North Carolina

120,600

10,488,000

11.5

North Dakota

12,500

762,000

16.4

Ohio

184,000

11,689,000

15.74

Oklahoma

44,200

3,957,000

11.17

Oregon

46,500

4,218,000

11.02

Pennsylvania

193,200

12,802,000

15.09

Rhode Island

11,000

1,059,000

10.39

South Carolina

40,600

5,149,000

7.89

South Dakota

12,500

885,000

14.12

Tennessee

92,000

6,833,000

13.46

Texas

279,000

28,996,000

9.62

Utah

33,900

3,206,000

10.57

Vermont

11,000

624,000

17.63

Virginia

89,800

8,536,000

10.52

Washington

78,100

7,615,000

10.26

Washington DC

13,000

706,000

18.41

West Virginia

26,600

1,792,000

14.84

Wisconsin

88,500

5,822,000

15.2

Wyoming

11,500

579,000

19.86

(Source: Bureau of Health Workforce - https://bhw.hrsa.gov/)

So now, this chart has definitely given you the idea about the shortage of nurses in the USA. You also need to understand that, since many international nurses aren’t able to succeed in NCLEX (https://trainerjames.edu.np/course/nclex-powerprep-online) and/or IELTS (https://trainerjames.edu.np/ielts), the USA will always welcome nurses from all over the world.

Most importantly, as the gap between the number of available positions and the number of students graduating from nursing schools has continued to expand, nurses from all over the world should start preparing for their journey towards the USA, which is by no means a difficult one to take. Thus, if you’re a nurse, you’re definitely going to start working as a registered nurse in the USA under the Green Card scheme (EB-3 visa category) in less than 18 months.

You can schedule a career counseling session with our experts to learn more about the process for nurses. Just send us a text on Viber (+977-9804909089) or WhatsApp (+977-9804909089) to get started.

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Read an article about how to apply to become a registered nurse in the USA here (https://trainerjames.edu.np/blog/how-to-become-a-registered-nurse-in-usa-everything-you-need-to-know)