Nursing Shortage?

A day after an article came out in the Boston Globe claiming there was a nursing shortage in the state another article came out rebuking the original argument.  Nurses wrote in to say “they have been struggling to find a job for months. In particular, they say, newly licensed nurses are having a hard time getting work”.    So what gives?    The authors and others give their thoughts but nothing is proven.   It wasn’t mentioned but I have another hunch.  Could it be that there are just less nurses being hired in hospitals so that administrators can keep their costs down?   Maybe that is why experienced nurses are more in demand so that they can act as overseers of LELTS (less educated/less trained) nursing assistants?