// Chartbeat tag // Chartbeat tag

New nursing grads face rough job market

Share this article:

Job prospects for recently graduated nursing students aren't nearly as plentiful as they were a few years ago, according to recent reports.

Economic hardships are prompting many would-be employers of new nursing talent to turn to older, more experienced nurses for their recruitment needs, the Star-Telegraph reported. Hospitals and other healthcare entities are also forgoing usual expansion projects, which tightens up the job market even further, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Despite the dearth of nursing jobs currently available, the overall nursing shortage still looms, with some estimates still placing the number of nurses needed at 250,000 over the next 15 years.

As recently as 2008, the job market for nurses was dramatically different. Signing bonuses, flat-screen TVs and job-satisfaction guarantees were de rigueur for many healthcare facilities looking to attract new talent. (McKnight's, 9/16/08).


Share this article:

More in News

RACs collected nearly $2 million from skilled nursing facilities last year, report ...

Recovery Audit Contractors recovered $1.8 million in Medicare overpayments made to skilled nursing facilities in fiscal year 2013, according to a Congressional report released Monday.

OK nursing home worker threatened to behead colleague in a terrorist act, ...

Police in Oklahoma City have arrested a nursing home worker who allegedly threatened to behead another staff member out of solidarity with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, according to news sources.

Jewish Home Lifecare named Innovator of the Year

Jewish Home Lifecare named Innovator of the Year

Jewish Home Lifecare won the top award in the Innovator of the Year category in the third annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards competition.