Few Job Worries for New Nurses Desperate Hospitals Willing to Pay
Skidmore, Sarah, The Florida Times Union
Byline: Sarah Skidmore, Times-Union business writer
Hundreds of local nursing students walked off the stage with much more than their diplomas this month.
Employers, desperate to hire during a long-term nursing shortage, gave some of them signing bonuses, lunches and even cruises to woo them into employment.
Unlike other recent graduates during the slowing economy, these potential employees are confident in their ability to find a job.
Health care employers continue to struggle after several years of a nursing shortage that industry experts say is only going to get worse. The U.S. Department of Labor predicted the need for nurses will increase by 21 percent between 1998 and 2010. The Florida Hospital Association predicts in Florida the demand for registered nurses alone will increase 29.3 percent in the next decade.
Because of an aging population, the need for nurses is increasing when the number of qualified graduates …
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Publication information: Article title: Few Job Worries for New Nurses Desperate Hospitals Willing to Pay. Contributors: Skidmore, Sarah - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: May 12, 2001. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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