Has The Nursing Shortage Vanished?

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    Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, August 10, 2010

    It's that time of year again. Graduating nursing students are preparing to take the NCLEX and are looking for their first jobs. This year, many are finding those first jobs in short supply.

    Full story here:

    http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/co...ge-Disappeared
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    I think that this article sums up the problem succinctly. The economy will eventually improve and the nursing shortage will continue.
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    I agree with cherryames. The economy made hospitals lose funding and nurses that were supposed to retire, didn't. Meanwhile, the demand for nurses will always be high, but there aren't the funds to hire new nurses. I'm in a new grad program for ICU nurses, and they're spending $18,000 to train me. I'm very fortunate, but not every hospital can afford to train new nurses.
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    I sitting here already graduated with a new RN card in my hand...no job. Two hospitals HR people told me that they just don't have the new positions and more...they don't have the preceptors for orientation. Rehabilitation hospitals are hiring but require experienced nurses. Catch 22, need experience to work here...I need to work to have experience.
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    I guess I got lucky. In my town there are a great need for CNAs I know that much... Not sure about the RNs though. But today at my first clinical I saw just how much this one nursing home needs good CNAs tthat want to be there and not for a paycheck.
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    "DoGoodThenGo;4467517]Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, August 10, 2010

    It's that time of year again. Graduating nursing students are preparing to take the NCLEX and are looking for their first jobs. This year, many are finding those first jobs in short supply."

    Hmmmm...yes. Nursing shortage actually vanished 2+ years ago.

    Look around here on allnurses.com. There is no shortage of nurses, just a shortage of nursing positions.

    CNA shortages have no relation to nursing shortages.
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    THERE IS STILL NURSING SHORTAGE... what happens is that employers are not hiring as many new grads since it cost to much to put them on a extended orientation or "internship" compared to an experienced nurse.
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    We never had a nursing shortage, every article written on nursing shortages have been projected nursing shortages for the future never the here and now. Mean while we keep cranking out new grads. More than half of nurse graduates are going to have to do something else for a living while the so called nursing shortage reappears again. Lets change this "Nursing Shortage" statement to Nurses are not willing to work fulltime in a hospital setting that is a more truthful statement. Nurses fled regular full time hospital pay for the high paying part time agency and per-diem positions. Though we never hear the ANA admit to this...
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    What I have seen is that there are more nurses working longer-retiring later and a lot of nurses that worked prn or part time have increased to full time and some nurses that had left the profession to stay home with children have come back. I think it's like someone else said-there is no shortage of nurses-and never really had been, it's just that nurses are working more now, probably due to the current economic status of the nation. It may be different in other areas of the country but that's what I see here!


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