Today, nurses are in great demand in Indiana. According to a new report from the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, registered nursing is the hottest job throughout the state.
Across the state, this occupation is expected to grow nearly 30 percent by 2014 (from 2004 levels). This means the addition of 15,400 workers in a field where the statewide median wage was...
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More... Report: Nursing will be the 'hot job' in Indiana for years to come - Indiana University
Here we go again. Who was it that said, "The more things change, the more they stay the same" ?
Schools and hospitals will be flooded with applicants. Combine this with a knee-jerk reaction of hospitals to the new Medicare regulations, hiring freezes and down-sizing to save their bottom line and soon it will be proclaimed there is a glut of nurses. Pay scales will flatten and extra benefits and bonuses will dry up.
Then nursing schools will see a downturn in the number of applicants, and new nurses will flee the bedside under the stress of being buried in even more paperwork and facing ever-increasing patient ratios and acuity.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Last edit by EmmaG on Jan 26, '08