Ambulatory surgery centers should get ready to face a harsher climate in nurse recruitment over the next few years.
Severe shortages of nurses peaked several years ago. Severe nursing shortages of the mid-00s were neutralized by the recession, which reduced demand and brought retired nurses back to the workplace to supplement their family incomes, says Bill Heller, president of RN Network, a nurse recruitment company in Boca Raton, Fla.
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Jul 29, '11
by GadgetRN71, ADN
Quote from MtBpsy9609
There is no nursing shortage yet articles like this permeate the media.
Actually, there is a shortage of OR nurses. OR nursing is one of the few areas where jobs are still plentiful, especially if you have experience. When the traveler market was down, OR travel nurses still had it pretty good. I quit my job and had a new OR job in less than 2 weeks, and this was in the supposedly crappy economy.
Thankfully, many hospitals are getting away from the "one year of med/ surge" baloney. Being that it takes a good year to really get someone up to par in the OR,( and this goes for anyone new o the OR, not just new grads)you're better off just taking on a new nurse, and using that year to train them up right.
And I'm 40, and am considered one of the "babies" at my workplace.
The age of the average OR nurse is up there, when these people retire, it will be tough.
Last edit by GadgetRN71 on Jul 29, '11