Indiana Nursing Shortage Getting Worse

  1. Monday, May 12, 2003
    AP/Cincinnati Enquirer

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Within seven years, the number of sick people in Indiana will likely stretch beyond the capacity of the hospital nursing staffs that care for them.

    The shortage is expected to reach a critical level by 2010 as more students consider higher paying jobs with solid schedules, experts said.

    "There's been so many more career opportunities," said Ernest Klein, executive director of the Indiana State Nurse's Association. "Who wants to work nights and make $40,000 when you can be an attorney or engineer and make twice as much right out of school?"

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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   sjoe
    "Indiana Nursing Shortage Getting Worse "

    Indiana ain't seen nothin' yet.
  4. by   nmv
    Edited due to advertising.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on May 22, '03
  5. by   BBFRN
    We have a lot of nurses that live in southern Indiana and work here in Louisville, because the pay is better. Merrillville is fairly close to Chicago, so perhaps the nurses in that area are commuting there to work.
  6. by   ERNurse752
    The nursing shortage is getting worse, and almost all the major hospitals in Indianapolis are starting to lay off nurses. Go figure...

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