Navigation Links
Hard Times for Nursing Hires Doesn't Signal End to Shortage According to California Institute for Nursing & Health Care
Date:5/21/2009

Economic Times Bring Experienced Nurses Back To Job Market

BERKELEY, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In spite of fewer openings for new nurses at hospitals -- a result of the economic recession -- there is still a nursing shortage, according to Deloras Jones, RN, MS, executive director of the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC).

"About half of all nurses work in hospitals, so a slow down in admissions is just one factor in the job market for registered nurses (RNs)," said Jones. "There is still a 7% hospital vacancy rate, but positions are being filled by experienced nurses back in the market due to hard economic times."

Jones said that 90% of RN's under the age of 55 are working, so the market for new grads is tighter than usual.

The average age of an RN in California is over 47, so as they approach retirement, the statewide shortage will worsen. CINHC projects California will have a shortfall of 108,000 nurses by 2020.

"New graduates may not get their first choice of a job or location, but there are still openings," said Jones. "Opportunities are growing in ambulatory and non-acute settings as care shifts away from hospitals."

She warns that a false sense of security would be disastrous: "The last time nursing school enrollment contracted in response to new grad hiring trends , it took 10 years to recover. Not until 2004 did California graduate the same number of nurses that graduated in 1994."

According to CINHC, a faculty shortage is the state's greatest bottleneck to expanding educational capacity. In partnership with the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and other organizations, CINHC works to increase nursing school capacity by increasing the availability of clinical faculty. CINHC provides training for clinical faculty through grants from the Employment Development Department, Moore Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente..

"There are people who want to teach, but there are not enough slots, plus faculty salaries need to be competitive with those of working clinical nurses," said Jones.

The good news is that educational capacity for RNs statewide has increased 55% since 2004, bringing younger nurses - including more men -- into the workforce.

Additional information on California nursing issues is available at www.cinhc.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE California Institute for Nursing & Health Care
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
2. Chronic stress can steal years from caregivers lifetimes
3. New York Times Exposes Harm to Seniors After Private Equity Buyouts of Nursing Homes
4. Health and Pension Benefits Provider Turns to Xiotechs TimeScale Replication Services to Protect Critical Data
5. With the Largest-Ever Buyout of a National Nursing Home Chain Pending ... New York Times Exposes Harm to Seniors After Private Equity Buyouts of Nursing Homes
6. Financial Times Selects CAMFED International for 2007 Reader Seasonal Appeal
7. C-diff infection 4 times more likely to kill patients with inflammatory bowel disease
8. Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member Rachel Jones wins New York Times Nurse Award
9. Prostate cancer increases hip fracture risk by eight times in 50 to 65 year-olds
10. People overestimate their self-reported sleep times compared to measures by a sleep test
11. CQRC Statement on the NY Times Article on Medicares Home Oxygen Benefit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... Park, KS (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... a leader in Mole removal products. , Moles are derived from a cluster of ... appear in all the wrong places and create a lifetime of embarrassment. Historically, ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... , ... Guruji Mahendra Kumar Trivedi is offering 3 days of accelerated personal ... birthday on February 10th. During this time, people can achieve better health, greater ... people from over 40 different countries as an “ordinary man with an extraordinary gift.” ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... ... According to research by the National Association of Dental ... certified or obtain continuing education. To increase patient awareness of the lack of ... to inform dentists and patients about the possible lack of skills and knowledge ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 07, 2016 , ... Women's Excellence ... National Wear Red Day. National Wear Red Day is the first Friday each ... Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... AZ (PRWEB) , ... February 07, 2016 , ... ... Neck and Facial Plastics, has added Kybella® to his medical and surgical expertise. ... a newly approved FDA injectable medication used as a non-surgical alternative for reduction ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... India , February 8, 2016 ... a new market research report "Ablation Technologies Market by ... (Csardiovascular, Cancer, Pain Management, Cosmetic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Gynecology) - ... studies the global market over the forecast period of ... $4.44 Billion by 2020, at CAGR of 10.5% from ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Kan. , Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... organization that formerly specialized in the development ... recently announced that it has divided its ... Capital. While Nueterra Capital will continue the ... services, NueHealth will operate a national system ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016  A research team ... scientists has discovered details of how the abnormal breakage ... a particularly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). ... which genetic mutations trigger overproduction of immature cells, called ... The discoveries of the malfunction underlying the type called ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: