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by PinaColada PinaColada (Member)

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Is there still really a nursing shortage? Can someone tell me where all of the Nursing Jobs are? I have a tons of BSN RN friends who have been unemployed for over a year. Forget about new grads :(

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In my area, there are a LOT of jobs.... they just want you to have at least a year experience in skilled nursing or hospital experience... So, for new RNs like myself, its becoming harder than heck to find a place that will take you and give you the chance to proof yourself... I have applied to over 50 jobs, most that did not list experience requirements and have had one interview in which they picked a candidate that had 6 months experience according to my friend who works on the floor. I am still looking for a job, have been for two months, graduated two months ago. Good luck to you... I pray we all can find jobs!

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What's really scary is explaining the 1-2 year gaps in employment from the time you graduate nursing school.

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merlee has 36 years experience.

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Except for a few remote places, there is no shortage AEB there are far more applicants than jobs available. When there is a shortage, the facilities will hire anyone with a license.

Supply and demand.

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NamasteNurse has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, LTC.

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The nursing shortage is not over according to the news. What's going on is several things. For one, due to the economic problems many 'older' nurses are not able to retire as they once would have and are working into their 60's and older.

Second, many people have been laid off in the last few years and have become nurses as a second career later in life since that's where the jobs are. The jobs are slowly being filled in that way.

Third, many companies are cutting back on hiring, and the people who are left in their jobs are finding themselves doing the work that two and three people used to do.

Fourth, many nurses are working lots of overtime to make ends meet and companies would rather pay them OT than hire another whole person.

There is still a shortage of nurses in most areas, it's just not as obvious during this lengthy recession. "They" say that once the economy turns around the shortage will be upon us once again, especially as the baby boomers finally are able to retire, and that same group needs more health care as they age.

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Is there still really a nursing shortage? Can someone tell me where all of the nursing jobs are? I have a tons of BSN RN friends who have been unemployed for over a year. Forget about new grads :(

Hi Pina Colada, where do you live California?

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Hi marco-Where did I say I lived in Cali?

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SummerGarden has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in ED and Acute Care.

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true, in general there is no nursing shortage. however, there are a few places here and there that will hire due to a dire need.

this is a recent thread about nd:

https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/lots-rn-jobs-561375.html

this is a recently updated thread about texas:

https://allnurses.com/texas-nurses/current-hiring-condition-521565.html

plus, there are a lot more threads regarding these and other states on this forum like this one:

https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/states-real-nursing-564531.html

good luck with your search.

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I live in Atlanta, and we are having trouble getting jobs. I hope the recession gets better and we can become in demand once again!

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Hi, I am an Indian, and registered as a nurse over here with one year of experience now. Please suggest me the way to get a job in Singapore....PLease suggest

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SummitRN has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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One of the major community colleges in our oversaturated marked just announced they are CLOSING THEIR NURSING SCHOOL:

"We have learned that the hiring of Associate Degree Registered Nurses in many of the area acute care hospitals has significantly reduced in favor of nurses with a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. This change has also resulted in a drastic reduction in clinical sites for our nursing students."

https://allnurses.com/co-nursing-programs/ccd-discontinues-adn-565627.html

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