Remember hearing the following saying?
“There is a shortage of nurses in the workforce, and it will only continue as the baby boomers get older because they will require more healthcare resources”
I do! But when nurses graduate they will find that it can be surprisingly difficult to actually find a job. While some nurses can immediately get snapped up to a generic floor nurse position, others go for months without a job.
Then again, this could be in part due to some new grads seeking jobs in areas where there is not a shortage. These positions may be in specialty fields like pediatrics, NICU, cath lab, the OR, etc.
Thoughts: Is there a nursing shortage?