The nursing shortage is continuing to grow at a rapid pace and with 4.7 million nurses expected to retire by 2030, the need for over 13 million nurses worldwide is compounding that sense of urgency. Kelly Bicy, Herzing University’s Director of Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development, was recently featured in the Florida Assisted Living Association’s publication, Aspire, where she shared her insight on strategies for combatting the shortage of healthcare workers, whose effects are being felt especially in assisted living facilities and other areas of geriatric care.
“When you partner with an accredited educational provider like Herzing, you not only enhance the quality of your organization, but you also open the door to new and exciting opportunities for your current workforce and the new talent you hire along the way,” said Bicy.
Throughout the article, Bicy highlighted the importance of committing to workforce development through stackable credentials, tuition assistance, and partnerships with local and regional higher education institutions.
With 10 campuses across the country, including an extensive online program, Herzing University is uniquely positioned to help FALA members, assisted living professionals, and all healthcare employers address and slow down the continuing talent shortage. To learn more about FALA, visit https://www.fala.org/.
To read Bicy’s recent Aspire article and learn more about solutions for bridging the gap within assisted living, visit their online publication (available now).