5 Best States for Nursing Jobs
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The Golden State may be sunny in disposition, but its number of employed nurses is bleak. There is an estimated need for 291,200 RNs, 64,800 LPN / LVNs and 83,600 CNAs ending in the year 2016. That is a total of 439,600 available nursing-related jobs in California.
This is especially true in the field of geriatric nursing. As the Baby Boomers age and need more medical care, the demand for nursing dramatically increases.
To help alleviate California’s dire nursing shortage, California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the California Nurse Education Initiative which provides $90 Million over 5 Years through a public-private partnership to reduce California’s nursing shortage.
“Nurses are people of compassion and courage. Their profession is a labor of love and without them we simply could not deliver quality care for patients. California is facing a severe nursing shortage and it is absolutely critical that we open up the nursing profession to everyone who has the passion and potential,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “With this new Initiative we are going to improve the quality of health care everywhere in our state. We are going to provide more classes, more teachers and more resources to expand the ranks of nurses in California.”
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