There is no nursing shortage! To all of the newcomers...

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    Contrary to popular belief and word of mouth, there is no nursing shortage for RN. Finding a job is a 5 letter word. Human Resources will tell you there is a hiring freeze due to the economy and colleges are graduating a ton of RN's who have no jobs. Human Resources will also tell you to take whatever you can find. When I enrolled in RN school I was told there was a shortage of nurses and there would always be a job. What is there a shortage for? There are shortages of APN. Please consider this when thinking about RN school
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    Fortunately that's dependent on the region.
    CURRYA, twigszoo, and i♥words like this.
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    I still see articles to this day about the impending shortage/crisis. Tell the new grads!
    studentmom1418 likes this.
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    Quote from lorirn2b
    Fortunately that's dependent on the region.
    This is absolutely correct.
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    I posted this on a different thread, but Methodist Hospital in Memphis is once again offering their Nurses a bonus for referrals. If they are hired, the Nurse gets $1200.00.
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    I don't think there is a shortage of APNs either- I personally work with several as staff RNs who cannot find NP positions either- and we're in a major US city.
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    I would say it's area specific also. And are these statistics just for hospitals? It always seems that there are LTC's or clinics hiring.
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    Quote from DadStudentPerhaps
    I posted this on a different thread, but Methodist Hospital in Memphis is once again offering their Nurses a bonus for referrals. If they are hired, the Nurse gets $1200.00.
    Those are still offered in my area, but for experienced nurses ONLY.
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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I don't think there is a shortage of APNs either- I personally work with several as staff RNs who cannot find NP positions either- and we're in a major US city.

    I need 3 - send them to Fort Worth!
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    I dont think that goes for every state. I am a nursing student as we speak and I've already got offered a job with my previous employer long as I finish and get good references from my clinicals as so forth. I already know the ins and outs of the company, im guessing this is why. Only thing I have to do now is finish. And I dont know as far as hospitals go, but when I was a coordinator for a home care agency, we couldnt hope for more nurses. There def was a shortage when it came to scheduling our nurses to visit patients. oh..and home care pays a very competitive salary..in NY that is. I dont know about any where else.


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