Nationwide nursing shortage hasn't hit WNY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Hospitals across the country are trying to solve a nursing shortage, but that isn't the case here in Western New York.

There are several nursing schools in the area, leaving a strong pool of candidates for employers to choose from.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nursing is among the top jobs for growth.

The Registered Nurse workforce is expected to grow from 2.7 million in 2014 to 3.2 million in 2024, that's a 16% increase.

The Falls Memorial Medical Center recently hosted a job fair to recruit 10 new nurses.
It also has a partnership with Erie One Boces.

"Nursing is an excellent opportunity for anyone to consider and always has so much opportunity for anyone to consider and always has so much in a variety of areas," Mary Lynn Candella, Director of clinical recruitment for the Memorial Medical Center, said.

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