Recent nursing grads less likely to work in hospitals

Nurses certified in 2004-2005 believed there were more job opportunities and they were more likely to find jobs than nurses who graduated in 2010-2011, a comparison study of the two groups found. Researchers from New York University and the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo) working on the RN Network Project compared surveys from two sets of nurses that graduated six years apart and found nurses licensed in 2010-2011 were less likely to work in a hospital than those licensed in 2004-2005, and were more likely to work part-time. While most newly licensed nurses begin their nursing careers in hospitals, the number of nurses that reported working in a hospital dropped from 88.8 percent in the 2004-2005 class to 77.4 percent among those certified in 2010-2011, according to an announcement about the study from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Article