Is the Market Tight for New RNs?

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, July 21st, 2010

USA Today reported last week that many newly graduated RNs are having trouble finding jobs. A June 2009 survey found that 44% hadn’t secured a nursing job.

Now many may need to be flexible about location and shifts. Graduates are getting jobs, just not always in their preferred areas.

Many new RNs aren’t finding work in their “ideal” hospital environments, but are working in nursing homes, home health care and other settings. This is a great time for these places to recruit the nurses they need.

Nursing is a calling. They will have great experiences in the other areas and, if they are like I was as a new nurse, they will be pleasantly surprised that they love the caring where ever they are!

To learn more about recruiting nurses, contact me.

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