This week is National Nurses Week. Don’t believe the hype that the nursing shortage is over.
After warning of a shortage for years, American hospitals now claim that we have plenty of nurses at the bedside.
Hospital administrators are essentially saying that the bad economy is coercing more nurses to stay on the job. Since some nurses’ husbands or wives have lost their jobs in other sectors, nurses are hanging on to their own jobs and delaying retirement.
But while the economy is taking a toll, the nursing shortage remains a serious problem.