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This is a discussion on Will there ever be a surplus of nursing jobs again?! in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... Just wondering what everyone's perspective is on this. The average RN is 45 y/o, and shortages seem...by ProgressiveThinking Dec 1, '11Just wondering what everyone's perspective is on this. The average RN is 45 y/o, and shortages seem to be cyclical. Do you believe that over-saturation of the market with new grad nurses will obliterate the long-term shortage? OR..as the economy continues to show signs of improvement (slowly, but surely..it is), will nurses leave the profession like they did before the economy tanked?
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- Dec 1, '11 by xtxrnThey've been screaming "shortage" since 1983 when I started nursing school.... I'm still waiting for that racket to officially shut down
- Dec 1, '11 by netglowNo there will never be.
With all the cutbacks in healthcare (even higher ratios and layoffs to come), as well as the thousands of unemployed nurses in-country and the secure philippine pipeline, I'd even go out on a limb and say we could shut down every single nursing college for years and be well supplied with the nurses that we have. Forget that whole deal that all the nurses are old. There are just as many unemployed little chicklets out there too.
- Dec 1, '11 by tazmomThere are tons of RN jobs in West Virginia. Even with a new nursing school, there are openings.
- Dec 1, '11 by MusicEMTI think there will be more openings once the older RN's backs start giving out :-).. yes the medicare cuts are going to be a hit, but Nurses are still needed, sure people wont be giving sign on bonuses as they used to, but there still will be a need...
- Dec 1, '11 by PsychNurseWannaBeJust leave retirement brochures in the break rooms and every hospital and clinic you go to.
We did have a minor shortage. When I started nursing school in '02, there were over 100 positions between the 2 major systems. I would check several times throughout my semesters. Then I got in, the following semester.... hiring freezes ALL OVER. Then hospitals started jacking up the "experience" preferred. Now the jobs posted, very few are benefited positions and the majority is part time, or flex and PRN status. But we have 3 nursing schools in a 30 to 45 mile radius, just pumping them out.
- Dec 2, '11 by Daisy_08someday, then there will be cutbacks again, then shortages, then cutbacks, then shortages, and the cycle will continue until nurses become obsolete to robots with big boobs who don't mind also being waitresses.
- Dec 2, '11 by 8mpgI believe we are still in a shortage. Many of the nurses who are unable to find jobs seem to be new grads. Unfortunately the economy is in the slumps and hospital are not willing to pay for training at this time which is killing new grads. We just hired around 15 nurses at a small 100 bed hospital here in TX
- Dec 2, '11 by xtxrnQuote from 8mpgI worked in the Hill Country- they were always looking for nurses.... GREAT place to workI believe we are still in a shortage. Many of the nurses who are unable to find jobs seem to be new grads. Unfortunately the economy is in the slumps and hospital are not willing to pay for training at this time which is killing new grads. We just hired around 15 nurses at a small 100 bed hospital here in TX
Rural hospitals hurt the entire 17 years I lived there.
- Dec 2, '11 by ProgressiveThinkinghttp://minnesota.publicradio.org/col...of-whack.shtml
This article shows the amount of new grads vs the amount of jobs.
The comments below the article are interesting.