Exploring the Changing Landscape of Jobs for New Graduates: Practice, Education, and New Graduate Imperatives

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Numerous expert sources have reported a reduction in positions available for new graduate nurses, largely because of general economic conditions, although there are conflicting data and significant geographic variances. Nursing education, nursing practice, and new graduates themselves must develop partnerships to better prepare graduates for more challenging employment searches so that these newest members of the nursing workforce are retained and available for practice in preparation for the expected shortage of nurses in the near future.