Itís no secret that the United States has a nursing shortage, one that promises to grow to alarming proportions. Too many nurses are retiring, and too few are entering the profession. To compound the problem, within the next 5 to 10 years, over 76 million Baby Boomers are scheduled to retire from the workforce, with only about 44 million Generation X'ers available to pick up the slack. This will soon place unprecedented demands for services on a health system that is already stretched thin.
This shortage of allied health care professionals, especially nurses have a created a new boom to the nursing agency, nurse registry business, supplemental staffing agency for medical professionals, permanent placement medical recruiter, or starting a business in home care and staffing pool. The medical staffing industry will continue to grow because of the upcoming baby boomers, and the current supply of nurses is dwindling. The average age for nurses is in the forties, and they are not being replaced by the new generations. Entrepreneurs have made lucrative business in nursing agency, nursing registry, home care business, medical recruiter recruiting, or as independent nurse contractor in their own field.
The time is now for entrepreneurs to START A MEDICAL / HEALTHCARE BUSINESS FIRM, nursing registry business, operate a home care business, or as a medical recruiter or just become an independent health care contractor. By being an independent healthcare contractor, you are bypassing the agency and are self-employed. Health care facilities are the clients. All levels of government from local to federal level regulate home cares. Home care levels of regulations depend on the category of service provided to clients. Home care services ranges from providing just companions or the more medically needed clients such as terminally ill clients. Home care services can be in the form of social service, non-medical, and medical services.
How to start a nursing agency