Answers from 100 nurses needed: Which state has the most nursing shortage?

  1. 0 Everyday, Newspaper talk about nursing shortage. But some nurses in the certain areas can't even get a job quickly or under paid. I wonder where is the shortage at? I want get a good summary to help those nurses who are have troubles to land a job. Thank you John

    My answer:
    I know Tucson Arizona needs nurses really bad. You can get a job on the day you go out.
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  3. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
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    Anything you get on here is going to be anecdotal. How severe a shortage is can be perceived differently in even the same city, let alone different parts of the same state.

    Doing some research online should yield more accurate info, if a nurse is truly looking to relocate.
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  4. Visit  tsalagicara profile page
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    Interesting, my hubby, baby and I just recently moved from the Tucson area to Colorado. We'll be returning to the Tucson area one day. What about LPN's? Does Tucson need LPN's?


    Quote from John123
    Everyday, Newspaper talk about nursing shortage. But some nurses in the certain areas can't even get a job quickly or under paid. I wonder where is the shortage at? I want get a good summary to help those nurses who are have troubles to land a job. Thank you John

    My answer:
    I know Tucson Arizona needs nurses really bad. You can get a job on the day you go out.
  5. Visit  AprilRNhere profile page
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    No shortage in MN that I'm aware of. Some of the big hospitals are in need in the twin cities...but I don't think it's from an actual nursing shortage. Pay is good here compared to cost of living...so I'm sure that's a factor. I'm often appalled when I read here about pay/nurse ratios in other parts of the country.
  6. Visit  SDS_RN profile page
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    I live in SD and there is no nursing shortage here. It's hard to find a job in certain parts of the state but I know that Sioux Falls is usually looking for help. The pay is not as good as many other areas in the country but it's good for the cost of living here.
  7. Visit  NickiLaughs profile page
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    California's shortage is pretty big, there's always tons of ads and billboards on the freeways of different hospitals offering all these bonuses. LVN's have a lot of opportunities if they're willing to search a bit.
  8. Visit  John123 profile page
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    Quote from RNsRWe
    Anything you get on here is going to be anecdotal. How severe a shortage is can be perceived differently in even the same city, let alone different parts of the same state.

    Doing some research online should yield more accurate info, if a nurse is truly looking to relocate.
    WE may get consistent answers in certain area, plus answers here we offer some references. Thanks.
  9. Visit  MikeyJ profile page
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    Southern Nevada has a massive nursing shortage. The problem is that even though there are 4 or 5 nursing schools -- 80% of the graduates go to California or their home state after graduating. The population is rising so quickly and hospitals are being built so quickly, but not enough staff. There are many hospitals that assign 9 or 10 patients to their med/surg nurses.

    Our state has a deal with Filipino nurses who are looking for citizenship. They will bring them over here from the Phillipines and they are able to quickly get citizenship if they sign a contract to work X amount of years.
  10. Visit  Jo Dirt profile page
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    Tennessee keeps churning out nurses like there is no tomorrow, so there isn't really a shortage around these parts. If you go to the bigger cities like Nashville, though, you can usually find a job fairly easily doing something.
  11. Visit  galenanurse2b profile page
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    Our teachers tell us that Florids and the southwest has alot of opportunities for new nurses.
  12. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    i'm pretty sure there's a surplus in boston.

    i'll see if i can find a reference.

    leslie
  13. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    nevermind.

    there's still a shortage.

    the few articles i skimmed, indicated NOT a shortage of nurses, but a shortage of nurses willing to work in current conditions.

    leslie
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  14. Visit  Xbox Live Addict profile page
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    Louisiana, from what I've read, has the worst nursing shortage. My home state, Oklahoma, is among the worst too. Part of this has to do with the pitiful wages nurses can look forward to in these states.

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