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Recession hits recent nurse grads
Fresno Bee - Jan Jarvis

A few years ago, hospitals were offering nurses $10,000 signing bonuses, loan payoffs, even cars as incentives to battle a nursing shortage in Texas. Today, some nursing school graduates say they’re fortunate to find a job. “It took me a year to find something, and it wasn’t easy,” said Ann Karl, who graduated in 2008 and recently went to work for Huguley Memorial Medical Center in Burleson, Texas