Nursing Shortage Where YOU work?

  1. Do you see evidence of a nurse shortage where you currently work?
    I just read that hawaii has a shortage.
    Is there a shortage where you are at?
    My point..I am wondering if the shortage is going to level off soon or Get WORSE!
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  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    The shortage isn't going to level off. First, there aren't enough seats for students and secondly, nursing has a high burn-out rate.

    There's a shortage here, in NY.
  4. by   hanna-beacon
    Definate shortage here in Dublin!

    Alot of Irish trained nurses travel to Australia as soon as they qualify
  5. by   kstec
    I repeatedly keep hearing of the nursing shortage but it's obviously RN's only. I know of quite a few LPN's who if given the opportunity would work in some of these hospitals that are so short, but for some reason we are not good enough. I am a new grad and I hear that this LPN fade out in the hospital has happened before and then LPN's were brought back in. I personally wouldn't work in a hospital now that I know that I'm just a desperate fix and not really wanted. Yes we to have shortages in our hospitals here in Illinois but still no hiring LPN's, actually their making any LPN's that have been employed go back and get their RN or be terminated. It's such a good feeling to know that your not good enough. I'll continue to work in my LTC facility and clinic prn where I'm appreciated and there is no I'm better than you cr_p going on.
  6. by   RN4NICU
    Nope, no shortage where I am. Our area nursing schools crank out RNs like mad - every 6 months we have our pick of the graduating classes. Hospitals don't compete for nurses here, nurses compete for jobs.
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    All homecare agencies in Philadelphia area begging for staff. Local newspaper now starting up nuring recruitment magaine...will be third one in area so plenty of jobs to choose from, despite a Tenet hospital closure.
  8. by   SteveNNP
    We have at least 5 ADN or BSN schools within 35 miles of where I work. We get TONS of grads each semester. Our vacancy rate is around 2-3%.

  9. by   NurseyPoo
    There is a shortage where I work. It is terrible....very stressful. Every day I have off my phone rings to come in...GOD I love Caller ID!
  10. by   zacarias
    Back in Seattle where I'm from, the shortage isn't and probably will never be acute. In Arizona where I am now, it's fairly acute. Tons of travelers staff hospitals and things are fairly backwards.
  11. by   meandragonbrett
    Beyond Short. 7-8 patients on step downs (nights). 13-14 on med surg (nights)
  12. by   Tweety
    It comes and goes here in Tampa Bay. Right now there seems to be a shortage in some areas. Our L&D, ER and ICU have plenty of staff, with med-surg hurting.
  13. by   cajrio
    No shortage here in the Raleigh area, rather nurses leave because of low pay or poor patient staff ration. We have a rotation of new grads every year in the peds units as well as the other units.
  14. by   Sabby_NC
    I hear in the hospitals around NC there is a shortage.
    Our organization is well staffed. We have people knocking doors down who want to come and work with us.
    Just could not bring myself to ever want to work in a hospital again after 26yrs of doing just that!