where are the nursing shortages?

  1. I am hearing that there are shortages in some areas while some are cutting back jobs.

    Can anyone tell me for sure where thet know there are nursing shortages in the U.S or Canada.

    Thanks
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  3. by   fergus51
    Well, California is having trouble recruiting enough nurses to meet the required nurse to patient ratios.
  4. by   heinz
    the Columbus and Cincinnati areas of Ohio
  5. by   nesher
    Seattle area
  6. by   DutchgirlRN
    Nashville
  7. by   piper_for_hire
    Philadelphia

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  8. by   Biffs25
    Washington DC area, the ICU at the hospital where I work is short 40% of their nursing staff quota....
  9. by   saskrn
    There are full time permanent ICU positions in Sask right now.
  10. by   Nurse_Peachie
    ...Oklahoma
  11. by   LEL
    Cleveland Ohio
  12. by   live4today
    There are two kinds of nursing shortages (as I see it):

    One is the kind the hospitals put in print for the media to talk about, yet when it comes to hiring nurses, "nothing is available".

    The other shortage is what I call the "true nursing shortage" where nurses are in short supply, and hospitals truly do have a hard time filling positions.

    Separate the ones that are TRUE shortages from the ones that are all a bunch of "hype", and you'll find yourself a job in no time.
  13. by   lmcnabbkv
    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    There are two kinds of nursing shortages (as I see it):

    One is the kind the hospitals put in print for the media to talk about, yet when it comes to hiring nurses, "nothing is available".

    The other shortage is what I call the "true nursing shortage" where nurses are in short supply, and hospitals truly do have a hard time filling positions.

    Separate the ones that are TRUE shortages from the ones that are all a bunch of "hype", and you'll find yourself a job in no time.
    I agree...I am currently in Hawaii and if you look on hospital websites there are tons of positions listed but when people apply it seems there are hardly any positions and if there are they are per diem....hmmm
  14. by   Haunted
    Quote from fergus51
    Well, California is having trouble recruiting enough nurses to meet the required nurse to patient ratios.
    Did you read that on the Schwartzenegger website??? I know several RN's and LVN's that are unable to secure positions here in Southern California, Orange County especially. I am sure there are some selected fulltime positions available with 12 hour shifts and every other week end requirements, however most of my friends prefer to work 8's, 10's and have a little flexability to spend time with their families.

    I don't believe in A: The Easter Bunny
    B: Your stated opinion!
    C: This media induced hype about a nursing shortage.

    Just an informed opinion.

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