A recent survey conducted by the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC) has found that forty-three percent of nurses who obtained their RN license within 18 months. With conflicting reports stating that there is a nursing shortage in the United States, this latest poll is rather troubling for new nursing graduates attempting to break into the field. The CINHC survey found that 92% of nurses polled cited that their lack of experience was the primary reason they were unable to obtain a job. This is a rather complex issue with new nursing graduates unable to obtain a job due to lack of experience, and unable to gain experience due to the lack of entry level positions.
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