Where is there an URGENT need for Nurses

  1. was wondering if there was a particular area of the USA where
    nurses are Really in short supply?
    Lpn positions...........
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  3. by   snowyRN
    I think most LTC facilities are still hiring
  4. by   ArwenEvenstar
    private duty nursing...

    I'm a RN that does private duty, but I think it is actually more common for LPN's. My local agency has much work available! They call me constantly! Call some local agencies in your area and see if they have private duty cases. Of course, private duty is usually a paycut from the hospital setting, and there are few (if any) benefits....
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Most border towns (El Paso, Yuma, Brownsville, Harlingen, etc.) are in dire need of nurses, especially LPNs/LVNs. The opportunities are plentiful, the pay is competitive, and the scenery is less than desirable...
  6. by   gonzo1
    It is also very dangerous to live around these border areas. No job is worth losing your life
  7. by   NIGHTWOLF87
    Quote from gonzo1
    it is also very dangerous to live around these border areas. no job is worth losing your life
    where did that come from? i have lived here in el paso, texas for going on 35+ years and have never once feared for my life. it is dangerous if you travel over the border, but to insinuate that because you live in a border area, you are automatically at a higher risk for losing your life, is just ridiculous.
  8. by   NIGHTWOLF87
    and, yes, all the local hospitals here are looking for nurses.
  9. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from nightwolf87
    where did that come from? i have lived here in el paso, texas for going on 35+ years and have never once feared for my life.
    it probably came from the increased media attention that's currently being bestowed upon border cities such as ciudad juarez, tijuana, and matamoros. lately, the press has been describing these places as "violent," "dangerous," and "bloody."

    anyhow, american border towns have plentiful nursing opportunities, especially for lpns/lvns.
  10. by   gonzo1
    This is where it came from. The media in my area has been posting for over a year now that the border towns are very dangerous and to avoid them. I also have friends in New Mexico who will no longer go to El Paso, or over the border. And they are Mexicans.
    I apologize if I am wrong. And I hope I am wrong. Thanks for giving a first hand account of the situation.
    I have driven through El Paso several times in the last 2 years and it looks like a very cool place. I wish I could stop and explor it sometime as there is a lot of history to the city. Unfortunately due to bad press my husband drives through there as fast as possible and won't stop anywhere.
  11. by   NIGHTWOLF87
    true, mexico does have it's problems. but it is a third world country. here on the u.s.a. side, we do not have any problems spilling over here. we have the army base of ft. bliss, biggs field, holoman air force base and white sands missile range nearby, so we have a strong armed forces presence here. plus we have a decent police and sheriff's departments. i would never venture over into mexico, nor would i ever endorse it. i feel safe living here as i would anywhere else in the u.s. plus the weather is pretty good. mild winters, nice springs, hot summers, and awesome fall seasons. don't have to worry too much about facing any natural disasters. it's not the greatest place to live, but it definitely isn't the worst. and like i said earlier, there is a nursing shortage here. and sadly, the media tends to exaggerate things. just goes to show that you shouldn't believe everything you hear or take it for what it's worth without experiencing it for yourself.
  12. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Most border towns (El Paso, Yuma, Brownsville, Harlingen, etc.) are in dire need of nurses, especially LPNs/LVNs. The opportunities are plentiful, the pay is competitive, and the scenery is less than desirable...
    I only know about Yuma. Yuma used to have a desperate need for nurses. No more, due to the economy. I read a news article recently where an official from the hospital in Yuma was interviewed and she said they are no longer considering out of state applicants and they now have a low vacancy rate. I've received PMs from allnurses members who applied to Yuma and didn't even get call backs.

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