News Outlets Offer Different Takes On Nurse Supply And Demand
There seems to be no easy solution to Georgia's nursing shortage. Minnesota schools, however, are producing more nursing graduates than ever before.
Georgia Health News: Nursing Shortage: A Need For Faculty, Advanced Degrees, Statistics
Every few years Georgia - and the rest of the country, for that matter - experiences a severe shortage of nurses. Only this time it's different, experts say. This time there are no easy solutions - no way to import nurses from other countries to practice in the state; no way to open up more slots at nursing schools and technical colleges to crank out more registered nurses to help ease the shortage (King, 5/5).
Minnesota Public Radio: Nursing A Favored Landing Spot For Dislocated Workers
Minnesota schools are producing more nursing graduates than ever before. Data from the Minnesota State Colleges and University's system show the number of two-year nursing grads is approaching 2,000 per year, nearly double what it was in 2002. The number of registered nurses graduating from universities with four-year degrees more than doubled in the same period. People who hire nurses say there's a growing preference to hire baccalaureate-trained nurses over those with two-year associate degrees (Robertson, 5/6).