The future of nursing: An industry in flux

By Katie Sullivan

Like the healthcare industry as a whole, the nursing profession constantly evolves and adapts to meet new demands and changes.

Amid debates about the nursing shortage, changes to nurses' scope of practice and educational requirements, only one thing is certain--the future of nursing remains in flux.

In this special report, FierceHealthcare talks exclusively with Beverly Malone, Ph.D., R.N., CEO of the National League for Nursing (pictured), about the issues, expectations and challenges nurses of the future will face, from an aging workforce to a shortage of nurse educators to overcoming a lack of diversity in the field. 

"This is the most exciting time to be a nurse," Malone says. 

Click below to read more from the interview. 

The future of nursing: An industry in flux