Nursing shortage declines, but hospitals still in need

March 2008
Materials Management in Health Care;Mar2008, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p6
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The article reports on the need of U.S. hospitals for more nurses. According to a survey of 4,429 members of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, 72 percent say that the shortage was at a level between moderate and crisis even though vacant nurse positions continues to decline. The study also showed that pay increases for perioperative nurse executives averaged 4.1 percent in 2007, down from 4.2 percent in 2006.


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