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Give me the numbers regarding "Nursing Shortage" - page 2

Given that many people including our own lawmakers believe there is a nursing shortage, I would like anyone and I mean anyone to send me hard data or primary research articles on how many RN's we... Read More

  1. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
    #13 1
    info you want is found at top of our news section from us burreau of health professions survey:

    2008 national sample survey of registered nurses: 5.3% growth to 3 million rn's

    their website has many data links.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 10, '11
  2. Visit  JSlovex2 profile page
    #14 0
    as with ANY profession - it depends on where you live. i see people posting here all the time that they can't get jobs, they've applied everywhere, been unemployed for 1+ years, etc. but where i live/work there are new grads being hired every day. no, really, i see new faces practically every day. there are also signs all over town advertising nursing scholarships and the "nurse recruiting department" is very active. i would advise all the nurses who can't find jobs to broaden their horizons and look elsewhere. just bc there isn't a shortage where you live doesn't mean there isn't a need for nurses in other areas. i have no data to share - i'm only telling what's going on where i am.
  3. Visit  Woodenpug profile page
    #15 1
    The BLS site has some pretty specific data. It's just hard to locate.

    http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291111.htm

    ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.reques...cc_29-1111.pdf
  4. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
    #16 1
    I agree with several posters it is the experienced nurses we are short of at the moment. I would advice the new grads that trying out for any job to get you though this.
    In 92 there was no nursing shortage and no jobs, I was a new grad I did anything to gain more experience and after 3 months I got a full time job!
    You can then use the experience to sell yourself-everything and I mean everything you do as a nurse can translate from one job to another it is just a matter of how you use that experience to sell yourself

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