Nursing shortage?

  1. So I have been looking around this thread for some time now and I have noticed a lot of people saying the nursing shortage is over, and they can't find jobs. Would you all say this is true for KY as well?
    I live in Louisville, KY and I will be starting Nursing school in October. I already have an Associates in Business and have been working in Accounting for 6 years. I have always wanted to be a nurse, but something in the back of my head always said I couldn't do it. Well I am over that now.
    Anyways, can anyone tell me if finding Nursing jobs in Louisville, or KY is difficult right now?

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  3. by   TrueblueRN
    I can not speak for Louisville personally but ,in Eastern Kentucky, it appears in some areas many of my fellow nursing students are finding it difficult to get a job. Personally, I have applied to 5 places and received interviews in two, but nothing yet. Part of my problem is the hours. I need to work days (I realize this will be almost impossible for a new grad); I have only been offered a night shift position. Plus, I am getting married and moving out of state soon, so this has also limitied my options. Due to the economy, many older nurses did not take retirement while many other nurses are picking up extra days to supplement their income. All in all, this adds up to less positions for new grads. It all depends on where you want to work; many larger cities will have more positions available then small, rural areas. Like my mom says, "it will all come out in the wash". Don't give up and if you want to become a nurse, then go for it. Do let anyone or anything stand in your way. You can do it !
  4. by   wishinguponastarLPN
    Thank you for your input I appreciate it!
  5. by   SMuddRN
    There are several new grad RNs that are reporting difficulty finding jobs in the Louisville market.
  6. by   miztermurse
    I am still an ADN student in Covington, KY and the nursing shortage, ive been told is "not as drastic." Northern Kentucky/Covington area is littered with hospitals and LTC facilities. Many will only hire a BSN though. Do not give up, settle for less than your desired position if need be. Get the experience built up while applying elsewhere. Thats my plan anyways, to have an employer pay for BSN schooling.

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