CHA News Article

Survey Explores New RN Graduate Employment

Findings from the sixth annual nursing-related California new graduate employment survey are now available. Attempting to better understand the employment experience of newly licensed RNs, the survey found that residencies and transition to practice programs have been effective ways for new nurses to increase skills and competencies needed to heighten employability. According to the report, lack of experience is the most common reason new graduates are not offered available jobs. The survey was supported by HealthImpact (formerly the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care), the California Board of Registered Nursing, the Association of California Nurse Leaders and the California Student Nurses Association, with funding from Kaiser Permanente Northern California Patient Care Services and Kaiser Permanente Nurse Scholar Academy.