American Traveler, a traveling nurse agency, reports that nursing employment, which includes staff registered nurse positions and traveling positions, grew by 56 percent from last year.

The growth is attributed to larger health care employers recovering from the recession, says Deborah Bacurin, RN, clinical resource manager for American Traveler.  

"It looks like health care is back in business," Bacurin says. "The demand for ambulatory nurse jobs has skyrocketed, and almost half of all jobs created in September went to health care."

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