According to an article released by Johns Hopkins University schools of nursing and education, they are seeing an upturn in applications.
Despite the economic downturn, the nursing, health care, and teaching professions are expected to continue to have increased demand in the workforce as most parts of the country deal with shortages in the workforce for those areas.
Hopkins is reporting an 11 percent increase over 2007 applications for nursing students and more than double those numbers for teaching students. I’ve been reporting here on the Nursing Show that this trend is going to continue as the recession deepens.
Many questions about the increased application numbers persist.
- Are the people applying for nursing school positions rushing towards the money?
- Are nursing schools weeding out the people who aren’t looking to be nurses but are looking for a steady paycheck?
- Is time and money being spent on training people for a profession only to have them leave within a few years because they never really wanted to BE nurses?
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