Is there a nursing shortage?

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    Is there in fact a nursing shortage? If so please tell me where. I know respite work is important ... but I'd feel more comfortable knowing if this is a truth ...
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    If you ask a journalist, yes, ask a nurse, no.
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    not so much a nursing shortage as much as an experienced nurse shortage. also pre-2007-2008 the shortage was predicted due to the average age of a nurse was 48-50 years old. what they didn't reckon on was the economy.
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    I found this to be a good article:

    "Iíve come across comments on various nursing websites highlighting difficulties for new grads finding jobs and thought some economic perspective might be helpful.

    First, as you can see below, the RN unemployment rate is very low, somewhere below 2%, which is quite remarkable. Looking forward, the demand for RNís will continue to grow at an average 2.2% per year, with supply of RNís short of demand through 2018..."

    http://www.nursetogether.com/Career/...or-Market.aspx
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    I was told that TX is in need of nurses. Does anyone know if this is true?

    TIA, God bless.
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    Quote from nurse2033
    If you ask a journalist, yes, ask a nurse, no.
    Pretty accurate IMHO.
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    Quote from girl81
    I was told that TX is in need of nurses. Does anyone know if this is true?

    TIA, God bless.
    I'm down in Tx but I'm not sure if we have a shortage of nurses. I'll be a new grad in 2012 and it seems most of the students who have recently graduated are having a tough time finding a job. If you got the experience though, it's a whole 'nother ball game.
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    Thank you Commonsense.
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    Suppostly it isi but in fact I do not think. I am over three months looking for job, over 200 applications and not even an interview... shortage for experienced nurses but for the rest of us NOT!
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    I think there are plenty of areas where there is a shortage, at least in the west. There are so many nursing programs in highly populated areas that those get flooded constantly. Look rural, find a spot where there is only one program within a hundred miles, and jobs are plentiful.

    I worked a half a year as an LPN due to moving. Back for my last year now, and I get a job offer at every clinical site- Both for full time work after graduation, and also offering me hours as an LPN.

    YMMV

    Sam
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