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Collaboration Accountability Integrity Education Innovation Stewardship Respect Leadership Excellence Compassion one respondent reported a residency lasting longer than 6 months. Experts suggest (Instituted of Medicine, 2011; Benner, Stupen, Leonard & Day, 2010) that residency program be 6 months to one year in acute care and at least 3 months in non-acute settings. Living our values At Maricopa Integrated Health System, in Phoenix, AZ, our values inspire us to dream big and reach high. And we’re delivering some of the most sophisticated care in the country, while making a genuine difference in the lives of our patients and each other. That’s the power of a nursing environment driven by values like respect, leadership, and education. Besides that, we have the largest teaching hospital in AZ, the 2nd largest burn center in the nation, a level 1 Trauma Center and a 24/7 Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Unit. Please join us. We offer ˆ'SQTIXMXMZI[EKIW ˆ0MJIPSRKTIRWMSR upon retirement ˆ+IRIVSYW483&#0f; 10 holidays/year Learn more and apply at 18 a greater proportion of nurses who were licensed for a shorter period of time because more students graduate in May than any other time. One would expect to see less employment in this group. However, 2013 survey results indicate that RN graduates had less difficulty finding employment than during any other period surveyed. Fewer survey PARTICIPANTSIDENTIlEDhLACKOFJOBSvASA reason for unemployment. Whether this is a sustainable phenomenon or the early warning sign of the next nursing shortage, remains to be seen. While there is no difference in overall employment between associate and baccalaureate prepared nurses, anecdotal evidence suggests that baccalaureate prepared nurses may have more employment opportunities in acute care hospitals. National level data suggests that baccalaureate nurses were Non-Employed RNs employed more frequently (Mancino, Similar to the three previous surveys, 2013). the most common reason cited for not Newly licensed nurses who are PRACTICINGWAShNOTENOUGHJOBSFORNEW employed are overwhelmingly satisfied RN grads in the area” (52%), similar with their employment, an unexpected to the 56% of respondents who chose lNDING WHEN COMPARED TO JOB TURNOVER this in 2012. This same response was statistics in the first year of employment, chosen by 85% of nurses surveyed in estimated to range between 35%-60% 2010 and 91% in 2011. In the past two (Holfer & Graf, 2006). A mixture of years, fewer nurses perceived a difficult characteristics about the work itself and JOB MARKET&#0e; 3IMILAR TO 
&#0c;  OF employment conditions are important respondents chose “do not have the to newly licensed RNs. Foremost among experience background employers are these is the type of unit, indicating seeking.” The chart below depicts the THAT NEW NURSES ARE LOOKING FOR JOBS IN percent of new nurses who state there a unit of preference. Location of the ARE NOT ENOUGH JOBS FOR NEW 2.S FROM workplace, as the second highest factor, 2010 to 2013. may indicate that new graduates are interested in quality of life issues and work-life balance. The 2013 data on residency programs suggests that more employers are offering residencies, although, given the plethora of data supporting residencies, this growth is slower than expected. The length of the residency program remains sub-optimal and residencies are almost exclusively offered in acute care settings. In conclusion, the employment outlook for newly licensed RNs appears to have improved to a small extent in Discussion and Conclusion 2013. New RNs were more optimistic These findings, when compared to about employment opportunities and, other years, must be interpreted with if employed, were satisfied with their some caution as the licensees surveyed JOBS&#0e; 2.S ARE BEING EMPLOYED CLOSER were licensed between October 1 to to the time of licensure. There was no September 30, rather than April 1 to March 30, the time span for the other continued >>> surveys. This year’s population included arizona STATE BOARD OF NURSING REGULATORY JOURNAL

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