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As people hit refresh button on their careers, nursing wins

Friday, July 03, 2009 at 12:30:00 AM

A recent article by the Cincinnati Business Courier discusses how more and more people are turning to nursing when they change careers. Are we surprised?

# Nursing as a career field is stabilizing as people return to the profession and others remain in their jobs longer.
# The Greater Cincinnati Health Council offers a refresher course for returning nurses.
# Many entering the field are in their 40s and 50s and want a more secure job.
# The market should open up once the economy turns around and older nurses retire.

From Cincinnati Business Courier:
Bringing Nurses Back

The U.S. Department of Labor's March 2008 Employment Situation Summary reports employment in the financial and credit markets has fallen by 116,000 since October 2006, construction has dropped 331,000 jobs since September 2006, and real estate has lost 34,000 jobs since June 2006. Health care, on the other hand, continues to grow, adding 360,000 jobs during the past 12 months.

The employment outlook continues to look bright for nurses. The Labor Department estimates employment of registered nurses will grow 23 percent from 2006 to 2016 and the country will need 500,000 new RNs by 2016.

From NurseZone:
Nursing Jobs Grow Despite Recesion

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