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Five Things Nursing Students Must Know About Today’s RN Job Market
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Five Things Nursing Students Must Know About Today’s RN Job Market

If you're a nursing student, then you have undoubtedly heard that there is a nursing shortage in the United States. In fact, this may have been one of the reasons that you chose to pursue nursing as a career path.

Why? Because it’s logical to assume that if there is a shortage, then it should be relatively simple to find a job and, as a career, nursing should be relatively stable. Unfortunately, as you may or may not already know, the reality is more complex. In this blog post, we’ll provide 5 details about the RN job market that all nursing students and new grads should know.

Hospitals Starting to Reschedule Elective Surgeries
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Hospitals Starting to Reschedule Elective Surgeries

Hospitals around the state are starting to reschedule elective surgeries that were postponed due to COVID-19. Ascension Wisconsin, Advocate Aurora and Froedtert all say they've begun rescheduling the surgeries in a limited fashion. The surgeries were postponed in an effort to make more space at hospitals in case there was an increased need for COVID-19 patients

A COVID Mother’s Day Reunion
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A COVID Mother’s Day Reunion

Mother’s Day marks seven weeks since Leah Curtis moved into a hotel to protect her family from COVID, 49 nights since she has slept in her Coral Springs home, 1,176 hours since she has hugged her three sons. An early Friday morning stop at home is the only time the busy nurse will see her sons on this sentimental weekend. There were no hugs, no kisses and more tears than laughs — but she couldn’t have been happier.

KC Coach Puts Career on Hold to Help Fight the Virus
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KC Coach Puts Career on Hold to Help Fight the Virus

Alex Charlton was supposed to be wrapping up spring football. Instead, he's wrapping up four straight 12-hour shifts. Charlton was supposed to be in the middle of scrimmages. Instead, he's wearing scrubs. He was supposed to be setting up his new place in Wichita Falls, Texas. Instead, he's making himself home in New York City.

Noteworthy Tweets
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Noteworthy Tweets

Between April 4 and April 9, a little more than 8,000 people in the country reportedly died from COVID-19; more than half of the fatalities occurred in New York and New Jersey. A tragedy no doubt, but certainly not the “hardest and saddest week” for most Americans, as Adams warned.

A Better Week Than Expected
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A Better Week Than Expected

Between April 4 and April 9, a little more than 8,000 people in the country reportedly died from COVID-19; more than half of the fatalities occurred in New York and New Jersey. A tragedy no doubt, but certainly not the “hardest and saddest week” for most Americans, as Adams warned.

Hospitals Worry About Staffing Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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Hospitals Worry About Staffing Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As hospitals across North Carolina prepare for a possible surge of patients infected with the coronavirus, it is not clear whether enough medical staff are available to provide adequate care or whether the state has enough equipment, including hospital beds and ventilators. Hospitals are tracking and publicly reporting some statistics related to their capacity to treat patients, including the number of available beds and ventilators at their facilities.