Recently moved from TX - worked CVICU, worked a weekend plan for $34.00 hr. Moved to Willmar, MN and there is one RN position. Wow how did MN avoid the nursing shortage? What is up with rotating shifts? Why would anyone want to flip-flop their life like that? Sorry had to vent! I'm frustrated! I thought once i had that degree I could get a job anywhere. Is MN attempting to unionize? I've read the MN nursing *** web-site and it appears unionization is high priority. I'm just trying to get a feel for what is going on with nursing in this state. Any info would be helpful. Thanks!
Unfortunately, MN does not have a shortage. In it's 2000 report the federal Health Department said MN wouldn't have a shortage for another ten years (2015). Even though there's a nationwide shortage which is expected to get worse, some states aren't yet short of nurses.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Oct 4, '04