“… The critical demand for hospital nurses is the result of an aging population combined with staggering workforce attrition. About 34 percent of newly licensed nurses who work in hospitals leave their jobs within two years. And a wave of retirements is coming. Of Florida’s current R.N.s, 44 percent are over the age of 50. The Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition (SNAC)—a pilot project in Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto and Charlotte counties—reports that Florida may face an overall shortage of R.N.s as soon as 2025.
At the same time, Sarasota Memorial and hospitals across the country are pushing to make a B.S.N., a bachelor of science degree in nursing, the standard level of education since the degree is correlated with lower death rates, reduced disease and infection rates, and fewer complications. (Most nurses in the country have a two- to three-year associate of science nursing degree.) Currently, only a third of Southwest Florida nurses have a B.S.N. A national campaign led by the National Academy of Medicine is pushing for 80 percent of nurses to have their B.S.N. by 2020.
“There are millions of associate nurses producing excellent outcomes, but a B.S.N. education is more aimed toward critical thinking and leadership,” says Kate Garber, SNAC’s nurse navigator, who helps students and existing nurses get their B.S.N. …”
Continue Reading: https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/4/17/sarasota-memorial-nursing
HRSA Behavioral Health Virtual Job Fair
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:45-10:15 p.m. ET
This Job Fair is for YOU!
This Virtual Job Fair is specifically for behavioral health professionals, which includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nursing Professionals, and Physician Assistants (specializing in psychiatry, mental health, or behavioral health). HRSA Virtual Job Fairs are online recruitment events that connect career-seeking clinicians with health care organizations.
After registering, prepare for the Virtual Job Fair by going to the Health Workforce Connector to build your searchable professional profile. Your profile is where you can highlight and share your professional experience, education, and employment preferences with organizations searching for qualified candidates like you! With nearly 5,000 job opportunities throughout nearly 22,000 organizations, the Connector helps future and current health professionals find careers in underserved communities.
- For current NHSC or NURSE Corps program recipients click here to use your current portal credentials to log in.
- For all others click here to set up a new account.
Participation is FREE!
At no cost, join the Virtual Job Fair to connect and network with more than 100 National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps organizations who are providing behavioral, mental and substance abuse care in communities across the nation. You’ll be presented with hundreds of behavioral health opportunities, details about each organization’s benefit packages, their integrated approaches to care, and information about the patient populations they serve.