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“Nursing Jobs Grow Despite Recession"

"While we may be in a recession, disease
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This page features not only nursing jobs but also the different articles which discuss and gives light to the supply and demand of Nurses around the globe. Color red signifies demand or shortage alert and color green signifying supply or abundance.

World wide Nursing Shortage (demand) vs.
Major Nursing Unemployment (supply)


Facts about Registered Nurses in CANADA
(Taken from Toward 2020: Visions for Nursing by CAN)


• The first baby boomers turned 60 in 2005.

• In 2002, it was suggested that Canada would be 78,000 nurses short by 2011.

• Even if RNs keep working to the age of 65, Canada will lose 13% of its RN workforce by the end of 2006 (unfortunately, most RNs do not keep working until they are 65).

• In 2002, it was suggested that Canada needed to graduate about 18, 000 RNs annually; in 2006, we are graduating 8,000 nurses.

• The number of seats in schools of nursing has increased since 2000 but there is a significant discrepancy between the number leaving and the number entering the profession.

• Nursing shortages are worldwide.

• In 2002, Canadian RNs worked almost a quarter of a million hours of overtime every week (this =7,000 full time jobs per year).

• In 2002 it was reported that over the course of a year, more than 16 million hours are lost to RN injury and illness. (This = 9,000 full time nursing positions. In 2005, this increased to 10,000 full-time nursing positions).

• In 2005, RN absenteeism rate was 58% higher than the average for 47 other occupational groups in Canada.



As a Registered Nurse in Canada, I affirm the fact that nursing shortage is a reality. At the same time nursing jobs are swarming based in my work place experience.

I remembered when I was out of the country for a couple of days, I informed staff scheduling department to mark me not available. I don’t want to receive unnecessary work related phone calls since I won’t be able to pick up shifts anyway.

We landed at the Arizona airport and took a connecting flight to Palm Springs, California. While at Palm Spring, my husband and I were excited and thrilled venturing around our hotel, yes inside the hotel. Curious why? It’s steaming hot to go outside! Then I turned my phone on and guess what? A message from work, it’s not just one missed call but three messages asking me to work that same day and the next day. I let out a heavy sigh, “they’re short of staff again,” I muttered under my breath and pushed the delete button to erase the message.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Shortage in Canada


From HEU British Columbia - News Article 2000

The Hospital Employees’ Union says a just-completed, comprehensive research study into the roles and utilization of Licensed Practical Nurses and Care Aides provides a road map for concrete solutions to the nursing shortage facing B.C.’s health care facilities.

“There’s no quick fix to the nursing shortage,” says HEU secretary-business manager Chris Allnutt. “What’s needed is a series of significant steps and a comprehensive government plan for recruitment, retention and retraining that harnesses the expertise of all nursing professionals including LPNs, Care Aides, Home Support Workers, RNs and psychiatric nurses.

“This research report clearly supports the need for broad-based solutions, and provides comprehensive directions on how to achieve them,” he said. The result of a 15-month joint project between the Health Employers Association of B.C. and health care unions led by HEU, the study found that LPNs and Care Aides are underutilized in the delivery of nursing care in B.C. And it calls for increased government funding for LPN positions and a range of education and retraining initiatives to tap the full potential of these important nursing professionals. Read More

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Facts about Registered Nurses in United States
According to The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)


(Fact Sheet Updated April 2009)

• The United States is in the midst of a nursing shortage that is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the need for health care grows. Compounding the problem is the fact that nursing colleges and universities across the country are struggling to expand enrollment levels to meet the rising demand for nursing care.

• The shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the U.S. could reach as high as 500,000 by 2025 according to a report released by Dr. Peter Buerhaus and colleagues in March 2008. The report, titled The Future of the Nursing Workforce in the United States: Data, Trends and Implications, found that the demand for RNs is expected to grow by 2% to 3% each year.

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In the United States nurses from Philippines, India, South Korea and China have been seen as prime recruiting grounds. (By Clavreul RN, Ph.D, Geneviève M., Working Nurse Magazine, Nov. 20, 2006

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Shortage Georgia, USA

Despite efforts by the Georgia Hospital Association — in collaboration with other agencies and organizations — to support hospitals' recruitment and retention programs, Georgia had high vacancy rates for nurses. From 1986 through 1990, the R.N. vacancy rate in Georgia was significantly higher than the national rate. For example, in 1990, Georgia's R.N. vacancy rate stood at almost 16 percent, while the national average was 11 percent. The state's largest hospitals experienced the greatest difficulties in filling R.N. positions; their vacancy rate averaged nearly 22 percent.

Licensed practical nurses (L.P.N.s) were also in short supply in the state. Georgia reported approximately 470 L.P.N. vacancies statewide in 1991. In a state where L.P.N.s are used by hospitals to a greater extent than in other states, this deficit was keenly felt. Moreover, in a 1989 survey of working L.P.N.s in Georgia, 90 percent reported that they wanted to return to school for an advanced degree but faced barriers such as lack of money, time, family support, employer support, and child care. The state needed support services to facilitate the upward mobility of L.P.N.s to R.N. status. Read more

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Nursing shortage is in global scale. This WHO statistics gives us a birds eye view of this alarming subject matter.

Country

Number of Nurses

Density per 1000 population

Year

Canada

309576

9.95

2003

China

1358000

1.05

2001

India

865135

0.80

2004

Japan

993628

7.79

2002

New Zealand

31128

8.16

2001

Nigeria

210306

0.28

2003

Philippines

127595

1.69

2000

United Kingdom

704332

12.12

1997

United States of America

2669603

9.37

2000

Zimbabwe

9357

0.72

2004

Source: Data from the World Health Organization (2006).

WHO estimates the global health worker shortfall to be over 4.2 million. That shortage is impairing provision of essential, life-saving interventions such as childhood immunizations, safe pregnancy and childbirth services for mothers, and access to treatment for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. As a result, people are suffering and dying needlessly.

Without prompt action, the shortage will worsen and health systems will be weakened further. As populations continue to grow in developing countries and grow older in the developed countries, health demand is on the rise virtually everywhere.

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Registered Nurses in the Philippines


“At last!”, I uttered ecstatically after I passed my Philippine Nursing Board Exam in June 2003. My friend who is also a registered nurse a year older than me forwarded me a message, “Congratulations Sherrylyn! and welcome to the world of the unemployed.” I chuckled after I read it.

The reality of that message hit me right in my face when I applied for a nursing job. No vacancies, competition is stiff and the only choice I have is to be a “volunteer nurse”. It simply means – NO salary at all. At times, you even need to pay the hospital for Basic Skills Training or orientation that they give to you. The term “professional” slavery would always linger in my mind.

I remember my classmate Jacky, We visited the hospital that she was working at. She was on a night duty in a hectic medical infectious disease ward. She was holding an intravenous tray (I guess she just resited an interstitial intravenous from one of her patients). I don’t know how many patients she has but she seemed so stressed out walking to and fro attending her patients. One skinny man approached her and said, “You need to hurry, my wife seems not very comfortable from her position.” Out of frustration, strain and pressure she blurted out. “Sir, I’m doing my best here, I have tons of patients to look after, I missed my dinner already and besides I’m just a volunteer nurse here!” Availability of nursing jobs is really tight during those years until now. We approached her and calmed her down, asked her to sit for a while and have some rest.

Those were the golden moments of our first months of being a Registered Nurse. I said to myself, “It’s okay, I need to sacrifice and besides, the battle has just begun. I just need my hours as a Registered Nurse, scout for nursing jobs, that’s it and I will move on.” After a couple of months, I completed my required nursing hours and flew to Canada to be with my family.


Are nursing jobs available for the fresh graduates?

Oversupply of Nurses Plaques Philippines
Gloria Esguerra Melencio, Arab News
Thursday 3 April 2008 (26 Rabi` al-Awwal 1429)


MANILA, 3 April 2008 — The Philippines has oversupply of nurses this year as “world-class schools” continue to graduate thousands of nurses and some diploma mill schools churn out countless of practical nurses.

University of the Philippines College of Nursing Dean Dr. Josefina Tuazon and Philippine Nurses Association National President Leah Paquiz, disclosed that the oversupply of nurses is fast becoming the country’s problem even as deployment abroad may be the “first choice” for these graduates.

Tuazon explained that due to the numerous nursing graduates this year at 67, 728, hospitals have to get volunteer nurses — a lot better because they are not paid — to accommodate the fresh graduates. Read more

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Registered Nurses in China



Potential of CHINA in global nurse migration
Health Services Research, June, 2007 by Zhiwu Zack Fang

EMPLOYMENT ISSUES AND MIGRATION OF CHINESE NURSES

The current level of unemployment among nurses has created an interest in migration motivated both by individual choice and government policies to maximize remittance income. Nurses themselves express concerns over low wages, working conditions, and lack of job security.

Surveys indicate that only 58 percent of Chinese RNs feel "relatively satisfied" or "satisfied" with their jobs (Sun and Yan 2001). Nursing as an occupation falls in the "below-average" salary category in China. In most regions and cities in China, the average salary for a nurse with 3-10 years working experience is only around U.S.$200 per month. With more than 15 years of experience, the average is about U.S.$300 per month. In the coastal areas, Shanghai for instance, salaries can be slightly better, but come with a higher cost of living. Compared with nurses, Chinese physicians have more revenues of income beside basic salary, and can easily earn three to five times more.

In addition, nurses in China have to carry a very heavy workload (Wu and Zhang 2000; Wang and Dai 2004; Zhang and Ren 2004). Compared with U.S. nurses, employed Chinese nurses are faced with 10 times the population responsibility. Hospital demand is for younger nurses (Peng 2004), as they are paid less and can handle more physically demanding work loads. As a result, age discrimination is also a problem and it is not unusual to find hospitals dismissing most nurses older than 45 years of age. Read more. Post Your Resume for FREE at HotResumes.com

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Registered Nurses in India



The U.S. Nursing Shortage: A Booming Market for Foreign Nurses

Nursing jobs oppurtunity in INDIA

Mr. Zilberberg found his answer in India. India has an abundance of highly skilled nurses and future nurses in training. Furthermore, India's population is large enough to address the American shortage without jeopardizing India's healthcare system. Read more

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