saw this at: http://campusrn2rn.com/forum/topics/...-new-grads-how
"upcoming survey: new grads, how is your job hunt?
newly licensed california rns soon will be asked to
participate in a survey that aims to learn about the nursing shortage.
the california institute for nursing & health care, in partnership with
the california board of registered nursing, the chancellor's office for
california community colleges and ucla school of nursing, is conducting
a survey of new graduates to determine whether they have had difficulty
"the economic recession has created an unexpected and
unprecedented situation," said deloras jones, rn, ms, executive director
of cinhc. "experienced nurses who were expected to retire from the
workforce have chosen not to, or in many instances, are working more --
thus taking the jobs that new graduates expected to fill.
"the current employment situation is expected to turn around quickly as the
recession improves and california's unemployment rates drop," jones
said. "we just need to know how new graduates are being impacted by this
rns who are newly licensed in california in 2009 or the first quarter of 2010 will receive the letter from the brn.
"it is very important that we know how severe the problem," jones said,
adding that nurses can expect to receive the letter at the beginning of
interesting news. bummer they are not asking graduates from mid-late 2008, such as myself. just recently i found a job that i think/hope/pray will last. although, not anywhere where i thought i'd be, it's good for now and i am very grateful that (i think) i finally found a position that is safe and ethical and willing to train me to be and feel safe, (i was beginning to think i would not find a job where i would be able to sleep at night!). also it's interesting to know that i personally wrote mrs. jones a letter, mid 2009, explaining my difficulties as a bsn new grad/old grad in finding a position, to which she replied that she had not heard of such a situation such as mine. i am glad to see that others have contacted her and that a survey is being perfomed to find out actual numbers. i'll be interested to see the results and what is done.