People are having a hard time getting into nursing school.
“So many people want to be a nurse now that there’s just not enough room in the classroom and the hospitals to accommodate all those people,” said Bradford.
Her theory is more than personal opinion. Recent data indicates that nursing classrooms are filling up faster, and the fight to get in is tougher than ever.
In the Sacramento region, at least three colleges — American River, Chico State and Yuba — report significant jumps in nursing school applications since 2004.
“We’re hearing of people waiting two years before they get to the top of a (nursing school) waiting list,” said Spetz.
Why not open more schools, hire more teachers, etc. The article says because teachers don’t get paid enough and schools don’t have enough money. Something fishy is going on when demand for a good rises but prices and/or quantities don’t.