Hi all. As I mentioned in my first post I am a Fall 2014 nursing hopeful. However, I just came across an article (http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/14/news...ads/index.html
) that infers that new nursing graduates are having a hard time finding a job.
I know the article is old, but I think very relevant. After reading this article, I did a search for nursing shortage jobs and found a lot of articles saying about 43% of new grads haven't found a job within 18 months of graduating nursing school. Is this true? Is this expected to continue? Of course, if I were to get accepted in Fall 2014 I wouldn't be done for 2 years but is nursing a secure career at this point? I just don't want to spend money or go into debt and not be able to find a job (much like with the degree I have now)...
Aug 3, '13
Depends on the area, I believe my area does in fact have a nursing shortage.
But I've read a lot of topics on here about this and people will go on about how there is no nursing shortage and how hard it is to find a job, but in the same sentence say they refuse to work in LTCs or nursing homes.
So it makes me wonder if there is no nursing shortage, or if there's just no shortage of hospital based nurses. I guess I'll find out!
Last edit by 16mm on Aug 3, '13