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Nurse Facing Job Cut Looks for Work Through Facebook

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former nurses at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have turned to more creative ways to find new work after being hit with job cuts at the beginning of the month. One has turned to Facebook to find her next employer.

Yvonne Capps said she has already received some helpful tips after posting about her need for a job on the Hip Donelson Facebook group page, though she hasn't received any job offers yet.

Yvonne's job cut came at a time when hospitals across the country have been facing sequester budget cuts, and what the Tennessee Nurses Association calls another looming threat. They said Tennessee faces future nursing shortage because of several nurses who stayed working throughout the recession, and will now soon retire.

"As the economy improves, they'll be able to retire down the line and our nursing population is aging, so there will be a deficit of nurses for that regard," said Sharon Adkins with the Tennessee Nurses Association.

The Vanderbilt cuts came just as the hospital began its new fiscal year in July, facing uncertainty around the Affordable Care Act and whether Tennessee will eventually approve Medicaid expansion.

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