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nursing job market : Filipino Nurses News – Latest & Hottest News about Pinoy Nurses Worldwide

Nurses jobs now in ample supply in Hawaii adding to the oversupply issue

The longtime nursing shortage in Hawaii has now turned into an oversupply, leaving many recent graduates without jobs, and the economic slowdown is to blame, nursing executives here say.

This is further aggravated by the fact that nurses who were scheduled to retire or move to other jobs have postponed their plans, some because their spouses lost jobs or because of substantial losses in retirement savings.

Nurse turnover at Hawaii Pacific Health — the state’s largest health care system, employing nearly 1,600 nurses — has Read more

What should new registered nurses do when they can’t find jobs?

What is happening to the nursing profession worldwide?

Only a few years ago, many nursing students had multiple job offers before they graduated. But now only about one of every five graduates gets a job right away.

However, in the United States and much of North America, many industry experts believe that a nursing shortage looms on the horizon. This is because the aging population continues to grow and healthcare reform will expand coverage to more than 30 million previously uninsured people and an expected shortage of physicians will shift more work onto nurses.

In addition, about 40 percent of registered nurses or RNs in the US are over age 50. It is expected that when the economy turns around, many will retire.  The long-term forecast may be favorable, but new graduates are living in the present, and they’re faced with a tough job market. Hospital jobs – the traditional first step in a nursing career – are scarce.

So what can you do as a new nurse?  Experts believe that Read more