Jobs for new nursing graduates are scarce

Nikki Buskey, Houma Courier, May 24, 2010 Houma - New nursing graduates had no difficulty finding jobs last year, but this year’s crop is not as lucky. Despite a nursing shortage that is expected to worsen as health-care reform sends more people to local hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices, newly minted nurses are finding it increasingly difficult to find work. “This is the first time since the early 1980s we’ve seen something like this,” said Sue Westbrook, dean of Nicholls State University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health. ... Jobs