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US / Nursing: Where’s the shortage?

I graduated from San Jose State University in May and got my registered nurse license in July.

I have applied for jobs all over California and also other states such as Texas, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Virginia.

I also applied with travel agencies but had no luck.

I am currently working as a caregiver for a home care agency, which doesn’t really require any degree.

Every time I tell people that I am a nurse and looking for a job, they respond by telling me that it is easy for nurses to find jobs because of the nursing shortage.

The truth is, new nurses are graduating and struggling to find jobs. I want people to know how bad the situation is for us.

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via I can’t find a nursing job! – Where’s this so-called shortage? (1) – CNNMoney.

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