6 years ago I was unable to get hired as a RN in south Florida due to a hiring freeze in the hospitals that lasted years. I kept my license active all this time even though I have not been working as a nurse.
Every year, new nurses were churned out of the nursing programs, and majority couldn’t find employment. (at least that was the word on allnurses.com forum for nurses) So I would think there is a glut of nurses now.
It seems that even though there were no jobs, nurses were encouraged to train because of a “nursing shortage”.
Me thinks this was according to the plan . . .
Hmmmm....10+ years ago when I spent a week with my Great Uncle who was in an ICU in South Florida....most of the nurses were foreigners....could THAT be the problem?
That same “nursing shortage” is being used today to induce the unwary to sign up for nursing degrees at colleges and universities. Amazing how many people believe that health care is still a guaranteed job. Local hospitals have hundreds of applications for every position advertised as “open”....but ask about it and somehow they never seem to find a qualified person.