Newly licensed California RNs soon will be asked to participate in a survey that aims to learn about the nursing shortage.
The California Institute for Nursing & Health Care, in partnership with the California Board of Registered Nursing, the Chancellors Office for California Community Colleges and UCLA School of Nursing, is conducting a survey of new graduates to determine whether they have had difficulty finding employment.Deloras Jones, RN
The economic recession has created an unexpected and unprecedented situation, said Deloras Jones, RN, MS, executive director of CINHC. Experienced nurses who were expected to retire from the workforce have chosen not to, or in many instances, are working more thus taking the jobs that new graduates expected to fill.
The current employment situation is expected to turn around quickly as the recession improves and Californias unemployment rates drop, Jones said. We just need to know how new graduates are being impacted by this hiring dilemma.
RNs who are newly licensed in California in 2009 or the first quarter of 2010 will receive the letter from the BRN.
It is very important that we know how severe the problem, Jones said, adding that nurses can expect to receive the letter at the beginning of May.
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