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Nurse Recruitment: Nurse Graduates Are Finding Jobs!

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, October 21st, 2014

Positive news to use in your nurse recruitment efforts: About six in 10 new graduates of entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs had job offers at graduation, about twice the national average for all professions, according to a survey of nursing schools by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The average job offer rate ranged from 47% in the West to 68% in the South. Nationally, 89% had job offers within 6 months of graduation!

graduates 2Sixty-seven percent of graduates from entry-level master’s programs have job offers at graduation. Based on responses from 515 nursing schools, about 44% of health care employers are requiring new nurse hires to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing. That’s up 4.6 percentage points since 2012, AACN said.

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