The Return of the RNs

Thrall, Terese Hudson
April 2009
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Apr2009, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p22
Trade Publication
The article reports on hospital employment of registered nurses (RNs) amid the recession in 2009. While many areas of the U.S. remain ensnared in a nursing shortage, others are seeing the situation ease a bit as RNs who had quit working seek to resume their careers and part-time or temporary nurses look to stabilize their incomes. Hospital executives around the country believe that aggressive recruitment and partnerships with nurse training programs are at least as big a reason for easing their staffing situations as is the lousy economy.


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