My sister is about to enter nursing school, and my gut feeling is that it is a bad idea. The number of people taking the national certification exam is increasing every year, and I doubt whether turnover can keep pace with the number of nursing students graduating. There are numerous examples of students who have failed to secure jobs a year after graduating and more. On what basis are current nursing students confident they'll secure a job? Is any data available that states the percentage of students graduating that get jobs? There are way too many females entering nursing that I know personally for this to be as bright a prospect as the schools make it out to be.