CNN Money published several nursing articles this morning regarding the job shortage for new grads based on information they got from allnurses members.
Since the recession, health care has been the single biggest sector for job growth, but that doesn't mean it's easy to get hired.
Registered nurses fresh out of school are coming across thousands of job postings with an impossible requirement: "no new grads."
It's a problem well documented by the nursing industry. About 43% of newly licensed RNs still do not have jobs within 18 months after graduation, according to a survey conducted by the American Society of Registered Nurses.
FULL ARTICLE: For nursing jobs, new grads need not apply
New grads have taken to posting their frustrations on allnurses.com
, a social network for nurses.
A slideshow of nurses and their struggles:
Thanks for all who took the time to respond. You can make a difference!!!!
- Where's this so called shortage?
- Nursing jobs post "no new grads"
- If only I could get an in-person interview
- Dear Obama, Please help the nurses!
- Even with experience, I can't find work
- I want to make a difference
- Online applications are rejected instantly
- I can only find part-time work
- We're competing with thousands
The article is the most popular discussion on CNN right now!!
Original thread requesting for help from CNN reporter can be found at:
New Grad Nurses struggling to find jobs - CNN Reporter wants to hear from you
Jan 14, '13
by ixchel, BSN, RN
Just read the article. Wish it came out a few months ago. I lost points on an assignment for saying there is a shortage for new grads. Apparently allnurses.com isn't a reliable enough source
Last edit by ixchel on Jan 14, '13