NYS Nursing Shortage - effect on NYC?

  1. "According to a 2003 study commissioned by the state Department of Education, New York is about 16,000 nurses shy of the number needed to care for state residents. Nearly a quarter of the nurses working in New York will leave their jobs in the next five years, the study found."

    Does anyone know the specific areas where the shortage is? Is it upstate? How bad is the shortage in NYC area?

    Also, if the shortage is indeed bad in the NYC area, I am curious how that affects nurses. Do you "feel" the shortage in your jobs on a day-to-day basis?

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