Nurses Complain About Underemployment
Marketplace: Finding A First Job Not Easy For New Nurses
Ever found yourself stuck in a hospital bed, pushing that little "help" button and then waiting... waiting... waiting for a nurse? That's when all the headlines about a "nursing shortage" in this country hit home, right? And if the forecasts are right, we could be short hundreds of thousands of nurses in the next decade. So you might be surprised to hear some nurses complaining about underemployment right now. We asked reporter Annie Baxter to examine that seeming contradiction -- and here's her diagnosis (Baxter, 7/6).