Nursing Shortage Over in U.S.

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    here's helpful information for every ph parent/student still looking at nursing as a career. schools are only too happy to accept your enrollment fees, but have you taken a close look at the bleak future employment prospects in the usa of a nurse? nothing lasts forever.

    nursing shortage is over in u.s. until retirement glut hits


    from bloomberg business week (link)

    by nicole ostrow on march 22, 2012


    a nursing shortage in the u.s. that led to a decade-long push for new hires and more graduates in the field is over, at least until 2020 when a glut of retirees will leave a new gap to fill, researchers said.

    the number of full-time nurses grew by about 386,000 from 2005 to 2010 and about a third of the growth occurred as unemployment rose to a high of 10 percent during that period, according to a report published in the new england journal of medicine.
    the increase in the nursing workforce from 2005 to 2010 was the largest of any five-year period during the last 40 years, the authors said. hospitals began experiencing a shortage of nurses in 1998, according to the american hospital association in 2002.
    “it’s really been a long-standing shortage,” douglas staiger, the study author and a professor of economics at dartmouth college in hanover, new hampshire, said in a march 19 telephone interview. “probably for the first time in memory there were actually reports of nurses having difficulty finding jobs and reports from hospitals of almost a glut of nurses.”
    in the early part of this century, many registered nurses were leaving the profession saying they were overworked, underpaid and unable to provide good patient care, according to a 2002 report in the new england journal of medicine. hospitals responded by encouraging people to become nurses by offering more benefits, signing bonuses, scholarships and tuition reimbursement.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jul 5, '12 : Reason: comply with TOS

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    So what?

    The US is NOT THE ONLY destination.
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    Quote from Rayden
    So what?

    The US is NOT THE ONLY destination.
    Yah agree to u raden, and even theres still shortage, i think US s still not d best choice, with their economy dropping i guess spending money for those ecpensive NCLEX etc is not worth it.
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    Its getting harder to find a nursing job here now in the US...its better somewhere else like DOHA or DUBAI...

    Unemployment rate is really high and still lots of hospitals and facility are not hiring new grads or those nurses who doesnt experience at all...which is kinda BS!! here in this country..

    How do u get experience when no one is giving you a chance to work and get that experience you need...
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    Yes, CA alone has a little over 45% unemployment rate for new grads. Glance over the CA nursing forum, where you see real time experiences of so many nurses going after a very small number of openings, UCLA had over 3,000 new grads going after less than 100 jobs, many hospitals with over 1,800 - 2,000 new grads going after 20-30 openings.

    These are also backed by CA BON 2011 nursing survey, it's all there, mind you, over 10,000 new licenses were issued in CA last year.
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    The nursing agency I work for as a nursing supervisor only hire RNs with at least one year of U.S. hospital experience.

    Just yesterday we hired an RN for a per diem position whose primary job in a large hospital here in the San Francisco Bay Area is paying her $70 per hour.

    We are going to be training a new batch of RNs in our special field of nursing next week. We are still looking for RNs with many years of hospital experience working in the U.S.A.

    If you are a new-grad or you don't have a U.S. hospital experience it is going to be very tough of finding a nursing job in California at this time.

    There are distinct advantages of working in the State of California: Higher salaries for RNs and state-mandated of only 5 patients per 1 RN in acute care hospitals. (Sorry, if you work in Skilled Nursing Facilities aka: convalescent hospitals, you will be overworked (with 30-50 patients) and underpaid).

    Look someplace else, and good luck.

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    Quote from Daly City RN
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    The nursing agency I work for as a nursing supervisor only hire RNs with at least one year of U.S. hospital experience.

    Just yesterday we hired an RN for a per diem position whose primary job in a large hospital here in the San Francisco Bay Area is paying her $70 per hour.

    We are going to be training a new batch of RNs in our special field of nursing next week. We are still looking for RNs with many years of hospital experience working in the U.S.A.

    If you are a new-grad or you don't have a U.S. hospital experience it is going to be very tough of finding a nursing job in California at this time.

    There are distinct advantages of working in the State of California: Higher salaries for RNs and state-mandated of only 5 patients per 1 RN in acute care hospitals. (Sorry, if you work in Skilled Nursing Facilities aka: convalescent hospitals, you will be overworked (with 30-50 patients) and underpaid).

    Look someplace else, and good luck.

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    The hundreds of thousands of PH nurses can only long for your good fortune. Most of them can no longer come to the USA in their lifetimes now, as nurses.
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    The USA has too many unemployed Americans as it is. There NEVER was a nursing shortage. Don't believe everything you read or see on tv. It was a plot to keep income/wages down.
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    Yes, no opportunities here in CA sad to say
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    The time for the final generation of PH nurses migrating to the US is coming to an end.


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