Job Prospects For Nurses Not So Rosy

Georgia Health News: Nurses Without Jobs: A Sign Of The Times
Amber Tench did her homework before deciding to enter a two-year nursing program last year. She talked with nurses, met with career counselors and searched the Internet. Then she took the leap. … It’s true that the need for nurses will never disappear, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that 711,900 new nursing jobs will be created by 2020. But in the current economy, the job prospects for a nurse are surprisingly uncertain (Sellers, 5/11).

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