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ASRN Extends the "Save the Grads" Entry Level Hospital Jobs Program

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- The American Society of Registered Nurses (ASRN) has extended the "Save the Grads" jobs program in response to the entry-level graduate jobs crisis.

With new data indicating that 43% of new California RNs can't find work 18 months after graduating, and the rest of the country still a virtual shut down for entry-level grads seeking hospital jobs, the "Save the Grads" jobs program has been extended another 12 months.

California Nurses Struggle to Dispense Birth Controls

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Nearly every day at the Planned Parenthood Mar Monte health center in Hayward, where I work as a nurse practitioner, there are patients lined up out the door. This is often true at health centers in Silicon Valley and, especially, in California's Central Valley. The acute shortage of physicians serving community clinics means that many people have to wait weeks or months for basic services and medications -- and contraceptives are at the top of that list.

Are Hot Job Lists Misleading and Overrated?

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Hot-job lists tout occupations with endless positions to be had in a host of professions. But in reality, these lists can be meaningless when it comes to ultimately landing a job.

Teenagers Abuse Stimulants Seeking Academic Edge

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- He steered into the high school parking lot, clicked off the ignition and scanned the scraps of his recent weeks. Crinkled chip bags on the dashboard. Soda cups at his feet. And on the passenger seat, a rumpled SAT practice book whose owner had been told since fourth grade he was headed to the Ivy League. Pencils up in 20 minutes.

Chagas Diseas, Incurable New AIDS of Americas

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Experts have dubbed it the “new AIDS of the Americas.”

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