Introduction. Young graduates of nursing have a number of opportunities. This is mainly due to the staff shortages in the health sector.
Aim. The aim of the thesis was the review of the literature related to the career paths of nurses, the migration of nursing staff, their motivation and the nursing staff field analysis.
Conclusions. The article also deals with issues related to the image of a nurse in Poland. Polish nursing is currently grappling with many problems, and one of them is the migration of Polish nurses. Another one is a possibility of the development of nurses. Young nursing graduates are aware of the fact that the world is their oyster. They are awaiting the encouragement from the Polish employer. In addition, development opportunities should also be provided by employers, allowing their employees free courses and training. However, the reality is different.
Summary. The thesis includes dilemmas and problems with which young graduates of nursing deal with, and raises the question what opportunities are provided for them not only by the employer but also by the whole health system.