In the news: Work for NYC nurses, other healthcare workers may become sparse

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, May 5, 2010

One hospital has closed and others are tightening their budgets in New York City, creating a potential job deficit for thousands of nurses and other healthcare workers in the city, reports The Wall Street Journal.

St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan closed on April 23, leaving more than 3,500 employees without jobs, while officials from Health and Hospitals Corp., which runs the city's public hospitals, announced that 1,300 employees will be laid off in the next year.

An estimated 700 nurses were let go from St. Vincent's, according to the New York State Nurses Association. One nurse at St. Vincent's, Patrick Ryan, said half of his former colleagues have jobs, but was concerned about longtime nurses without bachelor of science degrees.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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