New Nursing Jobs Limited, Tougher to Come By

Career College Central summary:

  • Nursing has long been considered a career with boundless demand, in part due to Arizona’s rapid growth, but recent years have seen a tightening job market.
  • Experts, educators and leaders in the field of nursing point to the economic downturn, a state mandate that colleges and universities turn out more nurses and changes in the nature of health care as reasons.
  • Surveys by Arizona State Board of Nursing found that during the past three years almost 20 percent of the state’s new registered nurses were unemployed after a year.
  • For those who got jobs, nearly 40 percent had job searches lasting nine months or more, even after sending out more than 50 resumes for any available clinical job, any shift, almost anyplace in the state.

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