I'm reading through the posts and I'm finding something out that really has surprised me. I thought there was a national nursing shortage! While I know a lot of people are in nursing programs or about to enter one, I had no idea that there were so many new grads having issues finding a job.
Is it the economy? It seems NPs are having an easier time finding a job--is this due to MDs not specializing in family practice as often? Something else?
If all the extra certs aren't helping to land jobs, why aren't students heading to obtain their MSN (I'm sure some are)? I now geography plays a role. But, is this a nationwide issue? Are there some areas experiencing a shortage and others an influx of nurses?
So, what's going on?
And yes, I'm thinking about jumping in and starting a RN program as well. Just want to make sure I'm not jumping into a shallow pool