Jobs forecast for new grads
The Bad News
Despite what everyone may think, the recession does hit the nursing profession. According to USA Today, more experienced nurses are putting off retirement and working longer hours because the economy is so bad. They may be the only income in their household, and this is keeping them in their jobs for longer than the projections could have foreseen. This is creating a great deal of new grads who are coming out of school with no jobs to go to. Of course, they will be needed in the future. Those older nurses can’t work forever, but for now, they are firmly entrenched in their jobs. According to Nursezone, the western and northeastern states tend to have the most trouble placing new grads into jobs. New nurses often seek out jobs in nursing homes or home health, or just decide to ride out the economy by continuing their education. The economy is recovering, though, and healthcare will be back to a booming business any day now.
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Lynda Lampert is a registered nurse and a certified third shift worker. She has worked with many different patient populations, including post-op open heart, post-op gastric bypass, active chest pain, congestive heart failure, poorly controlled diabetics and telemetry 'wonders'. She now focuses all of her effort on educating the populace -- both the nursing world and the normal folk -- through her web writing. She hopes one day to publish another romance novel, travel to England and become a web rock star. She feels she is on her way . . . mostly. You can learn more about Lynda and her work at lyndalampert.com.
By Lynda Lampert