A recent study by Monash University found that Australia is due to experience a nursing shortage in the future.
There appears to be issues in Australia with regards to the retention of current nurses and the attraction of people to the industry. Health Workforce Australia, the nation’s health workforce planning organisation, has warned that the nursing profession will worsen in the next five years unless changes are made to attract people to the profession.
In particular, age care nurses will be needed to care for the ageing population in the country. The above situation could lead to overseas recruitment in the future in order to respond to Australia’s demand for quality nurses.