No Jobs for New RNs, RN Job Shortage - page 2

Here is a news segment regarding this issue (the reporter sends a couple of inaccurate messages, but the description under the video is great): I was so nice to see this on the news! I feel... Read More

  1. by   Streamline2010
    "They" keep harping on the aging Baby Boomers creating both increased demand for nurses, and vacancies as they retire from the profession. Lol, as if the Baby Boomer nurses and others will suddenly be all broken down and unable to work anymore. *snicker* Although it's true that many of the Baby Boomer generation have poor health and/or have wrecked theirs with drugs, alcohol, and other poor lifestyle choices, there are not a few Boomers that have excellent health and will be quite able to work until they are well into their 70s.
  2. by   GooeyRN
    I know a lot of baby boomers who are in their late 50's/early 60's now, and plan on working AT LEAST another 10 years full-time, then switching over to part-time or per-diem. And really, I see no reason for them to be retiring any time soon if they don't want to. I wouldn't count on having their jobs right away.
  3. by   ohyeah
    New grad can't do travel nursing w/out 1 year exp. It is the law.
  4. by   savvy-nurse
    So true. A new grad is not eligible for a travel assignment. However, a new grad can travel to any location in the U.S and apply for a job. Of course they will need to satisfy license requirements.