Question: As a health care professional, I’m fed up with the “talent shortage.” If there’s a shortage, why do nurses like me also work as waitresses, and make more than we could make nursing, which I’m certified in? I also have a college degree, because I was told it was a necessity to compete today. One interview after another is a waste of time, with HR telling me I look good and to expect a callback that never comes. I got a couple of actual offers and one contract assignment, but I could walk dogs and make more. Hospitals just wait for somebody who will work for peanuts. And they are rude. My dream was to build a good career as a nurse and to get paid. Does anybody want to hire a registered nurse for a living wage?
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HOUSTON — The skyscrapers at the Texas Medical Center are filled with hospital beds. The commuters waiting in the heat for the train wear scrubs. The young woman dodging traffic on a bicycle may be studying to be a doctor, a nurse or a dentist. Houston is known for its energy jobs, but registered nurses are the most in-demand workers in town. “Whatever jobs we have, we keep expanding. And our competitors are doing the same,” said Thomas Vernon, a human resources director for Houston Methodist, which has a large hospital at the medical complex here. Last year the health system hired about 1,200 nurses across its seven hospitals.
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ALBANY, N.Y. (October 12, 2016) — Fewer nurse practitioners practice per capita in downstate New York compared to upstate, a recent study conducted by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) finds.
In addition, more than 75 percent of certified nurse practitioners (NPs) in New York State are actively practicing as NPs, while another 14 percent work as registered nurses.
GME Central. Greater New York Hospital Association Newsletter.
This issue’s Physician Workforce graphic looks at practice settings for graduating residents with confirmed practice plans. The data is from the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany’s “2014 New York Residency Training Outcomes,” a report on CHWS’ annual resident exit survey results.