The nursing shortage that runs rampant across America is not slowing anytime soon. With the generation of baby boomers that are now coming into retirement age, the number of healthcare providers needed increases. The US population is projected to grow at least 18% over two decades in the 21st century, while the population of those sixty-five and older is expected to increase three times that rate. The current shortfall of nurses is projected at over 1 million by the year 2020. The need to keep the number of nurses growing is crucial since they are the forefront of patient care in every medical facility. The nursing shortage has increased the amount of nursing responsibilities has increased and it may lead to patients not getting the quality level of care they need as a result.