Usually in demand, new nurses now looking for work
on December 10, 2009
Nursing students enter school with the hope of going into a career where they can fulfill a dream of helping people stay healthy. They also expect to find jobs because there’s almost always a shortage of people in the field.
But nearly 40 percent of the graduating class of 2009 are without hospital jobs due to the recent economic downturn. In this video, we follow one recent nursing graduate from North Oakland’s Samuel Merritt College who is looking for work.
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