Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In the News... Focus on Workforce

Nearly Half Of Nurses Planning Career Change Soon, Survey Finds
McKnight's Long Term Care News, 02/05/2010
Nearly half of all nurses say they plan to make a career change over the next three years. That could exacerbate the nursing shortage, according to the results of a recent survey of registered nurses.

Health Jobs' Alive, Though Not Kicking
The Times Leader, Steve Mocarsky, 02/02/2010
Lea Ann Dudinyak, recruitment and employment analyst for the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance, said she expects more job openings in July when two-year sign-on bonus commitments for nurses there expire.

Trend Shows Younger Nursing Workforce
Nurse.com, 02/01/2010
One of the favorable trends shaping the nursing workforce is the growing number of younger nurses entering the workforce. Since 2003, there has been a steady increase in nurses ages 23 to 25 entering the workforce with significant growth noted in 2008.

(c) RWJF 2010

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