Seattle: Nursing careers stuck in bottleneck

  1. The problem in getting enough nurses for the nation's healthcare needs isn't that there aren't enough people who want to become nurses. It's that young people looking to join the profession reach a bottleneck at the educational level and are turned away by a system that can't accommodate them.

    Seattle Times, July 21, 2002

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm..._nurses20.html
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   eak16
    Its true. I am a student nurse in Seattle and I have friends who have been trying to get into nursing schools (applying to more than just one) for several years without luck. I think a lot of them just give up. My school (the university of Washington) accepted only 80 out of about 350 appliants this year. They applied for a grant to allow them to accept 16 more and were rejected.
  4. by   oramar
    This is not a problem in Western Pa, any qualified candidate can be in a school of their choice within 6 months or so. May take a year in some cases. THis includes, LPN ADN BSN or Diploma. Remember I said qualified.
  5. by   studentOH
    I figured this was the case in Seattle, that's while I'm waiting to move there until I have a degree and a year of experience behind me. Easy to get in anyplace here in Ohio.

    Brian

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