Though the health care sector has had the most job growth even during the recent recession, newly licensed registered nurses are finding it difficult to gain employment, according to a report by CNN.
Many area nursing schools have wait lists for enrollment, like the program at Washtenaw Community College pictured here. CNN reports newly-licensed registered nurses have difficulty finding employment.
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The American Society of Registered Nurses
states that 43 percent of registered nurses licensed from Jan. 1 2009 to March 31, 2010 did not have jobs within 18 months of graduation.
The registered nursing profession is dominated by women, and tight economic times means less of them are choosing to leave work - which makes for a tight job market, according to the report.
However, more students are enrolling in nursing colleges than ever before.
Amy Biolchini covers Washtenaw County, health and environmental issues for AnnArbor.com. Reach her at (734) 623-2552, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter.