a recent article available in medscape is one of an increasing number of pieces that are finally painting a realistic picture of the nursing job market in the us.
link here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/755051?src=top10
a popular website about the nursing profession claims, "there has never been a better time to be a nurse." "be" a nurse? perhaps, but "become" a nurse - that is less certain. in spite of continuing to rank among the best careers and best jobs in america, the nursing profession is struggling to welcome its newest members with open arms and paychecks.
not too long ago, the threat of a growing nursing shortage prompted thousands of prospective students to choose nursing as a career, and nursing schools rapidly filled to capacity. nursing was frequently referred to as a "recession-proof" career,and the outlook for finding a job after graduation was rosy. . .
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Jan 15, '12
I'm just waiting for the day when lazy reporters who write for the popular press do some actual homework instead of being spoonfed their talking points from entrenched interests with a lot to lose if the student base dries up. I don't get really frustrated about stuff like that normally, but when you read the same quotes from the same people in every one of those I know they didn't bother to do anything other than a few perfunctory interviews with "experts" who all come from the same place.
They obviously think assuming a shortage exists is a no-brainer because it was true for a long time. Now they display their lack of skill for all the world to see and look like a bunch of nincompoops.
Last edit by nursel56 on Jan 15, '12