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Economic Woes Are Easing the Nursing Shortage

In the every-cloud-has-a-silver-lining department, it seems that the current economic downturn is actually helping to ease America’s nursing shortage. The Wall Street Journal on its May 7th issue reports that many nurses who had given up the nursing field are returning to work filling the shortage. The article, titled Slowdown’s Side Effect: More Nurses, suggests that falling home prices and rising costs of gas and food are sending people back into nursing. Some of these nurses are seeking income to compensate for the wages of a spouse who lost a job. Read more…

Publish date: May 12, 2008