The nursing shortage was never resolved. It was sort of put on hold when the economy tanked. Nurses of the Baby Boom generation were poised to retire, but the majority of them were forced to continue working for financial survival. Others had to return to work in order to make it through some of the toughest economic times ever. The impact has been that new grad nurses have had an impossible time finding work; something that has been unheard of for several decades. Now that the economy is in a recovery mode, Baby Boomers are retiring and the shortage of nurses is becoming a nightmare. The severity of the situation…
Helping new grads find jobs is a very important issue. The nursing shortage may have been temporarily stalled because of the downturn of the economy, but as the economy gets healthy again, and health care reform is implemented the nursing shortage has the potential to grow very rapidly. Helping new grads find work also encourages students to choose nursing and not run scared because new grads can’t find jobs. Post your tips and job information on The Nursing Site page on Facebook.