Age group

Distribution 2008^{1}

After 5 Years^{2}

Addition of New RNs^{3}

Addition of Practical Nurses Retrained to RNs^{4}

Retirement and Dropout over 5 Years^{5}

Emigration over 5 Years^{6}

Deaths over 5 Years ^{7}

Return to Nursing over 5 Years^{8}

Projection 2013^{9}


Total

28,460

23,790

5,639

1,500

4,792

1,080

202

97

24,953


2429

2060



4018

420

1030

78

2

18

3345

3034

4370

2060

461

295

1748

166

9

39

933

3539

4960

4370

461

295

744

188

12

21

4203

4044

4530

4960

461

295

227

172

20

6

5303

4549

4160

4530

238

195

624

158

31

9

4159

5054

3710

4160





186

141

41

2

3795

5560

4670

3710





234

177

86

2

3215

 ^{1} Number of RNs in the sample working during the survey (89%), was multiplied by 10 in each age group to reflect the distribution in the general population of employed RNs.
 ^{2} Distribution by age of RNs working after 5 years (the entire group moved over to the next age group)
 ^{3} Distribution of expected new RN entries, by age group (according to MoH data on the average annual number of new RNs)
 ^{4} Distribution of expected entries of RNs retrained from practical nurses, by age group (according to MoH data on the average annual number of retrainees from practical to registered nurses)
 ^{5} Dropout rate (due to retirement or quitting the profession of RN) was calculated on the basis of cumulative survival analysis, by age group. The numbers were calculated as the product of the dropout rate times the number of nurses in the age group at the start of the period, and multiplied by 5 to reflect exits from nursing work over 5 years
 ^{6} An emigration rate of 0.0076 in each of the age groups multiplied by 5 to reflect emigration over 5 years
 ^{7} The product of the mortality rate/1,000 (women) in that age group (CBS data) times the number of RNs in the age group, multiplied by 5 for years and divided by 1,000
 ^{8} Percentage of nurses likely to return to the profession in each age group (according to the distribution of this percentage, by age group as in Table 2), multiplied by the number of nurses in each age group
 ^{9} The sum of the number of nurses at the end of the period, the amount of new entries and the amount of potential returnees (3^{rd}, 4^{th} and 8^{th} columns) minus the sum of the columns presenting workforce exits  dropout, emigration, death (columns 5, 6 and 7)