Up until Fall 2008—just a few months ago—the nursing profession was exactly what it was promised to be: rock-solid, fail-safe, bullet-proof in the face of even Economic Calamity. That, in and of itself, was a major selling point for the career if your job happens to be in nurse recruitment and retention. Economic stability in a job is hard to come by and it has been the one absolute that nurses have been fortunate enough to call their own…until now.
But if it’s not one thing then it’s another wrench in the works: from slow-poke bureaucratic red-tape, unclear rationale for hiring shut-outs, and the Catch-22 of nurse hiring freezes. For God’s sake, do we need nurses or not?
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