The PRC’s Board of Nursing (BON) current number of unemployed nurses sits at nearly a quarter million with 230,000 jobless and underemployed nurses nationwide. To compound matters there are nearly 68,000 graduates completing licensure examination to close out 2011.
Many registered nurses are now willing to work for free or even pay hospitals so they could work and gain the necessary experience to qualify them for employment abroad. That seems to shortcoming of the system. Pump out far too many nursers than feasibly possible to employ, with the almost planned expectation that these nurses will leave the country permanently. (Read on …)