If the AACN claims the USA currently has 126,000 nursing vacancies, then maybe they can explain to us why most new graduate nurses (new RNs) are unable to find jobs!
Heck, I'm not even a new grad, I've been an RN for several years now and I have RN experience in a couple different settings, yet I am unemployeed and have been job hunting for several months and still haven't received any job offers.
These people are "being pushed toward health care" because of a "growing demand in the field?!? Somebody needs to tell them the market is already saturated with nurses and many of these nurses are out of work and having difficulty finding employment.
I am soooo tired of the media telling people they should go to nursing school
because of a supposed "nursing shortage". We are going to be seeing more and more people entering the nursing workforce just because they want job security and not because they actually desire to be a nurse.