Too many Queensland nursing graduates now, won't be enough later

John McCarthy, Courier-Mail, October 18, 2010 Half of this year's 1700 nursing graduates are unlikely to walk straight into a job, but in four years there could be a shortage of 14,000 nurses in Queensland. According to a report from KPMG, nurses, truck drivers and religious ministers were going to be desperately needed as baby boomers retired over the next 20 years and younger generations failed to take up the roles. An additional 1700 hospital beds coming on line would also spark more demand for nurses. The 2006 census found that about one-third of nurses were aged above 50, and while various governments had implemented programs ... Too