In the mix: CA nursing groups meet to create solutions to the RN job shortage

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, August 10, 2009

The California Institute for Nursing & Health Care conducted a survey of employers of nurses from March to May of 2009. The results: 40% of new nursing graduates may not find employment in California hospitals, as only 65% of hospitals indicated they were hiring new graduates, and many said they were decreasing the amount of new hires.

So what do they recommend? Create transition programs, such as residencies or internships based through continuing education divisions of colleges, under the sponsorship of regional collaboratives. The programs would extend learning and might be specific to certain areas of acute care, such as labor and delivery.

What do you think? Would you be interested in these kinds of programs?

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