Why is there a demand for anything by that measure? Why was there a demand for the PS3 at and shortly after launch? Why is there a demand for Quarter Pounders with cheese at about 12:00pm every day?
Because there was a shortage for such a long time, and in many instances, nurses have been afforded a lot more responsibility (like a Dr.). Of course hospitals would WAY rather pay a nurse'd salary than a Dr's, so they do.
As an FYI, NO nurse acts just as a secretary. All nurses need some level of degree at this point. There is no such thing as a candy striper or anything like that anymore and many states are moving to a 4 year degree requirement, no more associate's nurses in the future.
Great salary for the level of education required, TONS of flexibility, and getting a job is a snap.
Oh Wiggy. So right.