Beyond the Resume: What We Do Before Recommending the Best Acute Nurses


For years, people have been talking about the “nursing shortage.” The Great Recession delayed this shortage for a while, but it is now approaching crisis proportions in many states, particularly in the South and West. Acute care nurses in LTC settings are especially in demand as Baby Boomers age. Facilities recognize this dilemma. Therefore, retaining current nurses is a much higher priority for management. As a result, the best-qualified candidates are very hard to find. Some facilities feel pressure to hire second-tier candidates just to keep the population up. But that approach is only a stopgap. Sooner or later, second-tier … Read more