A poll for the unemployed Nurse

  1. I am sitting on my couch unemployed and exhausted from applying to over 500 jobs since I graduated in December 2010. I then got to thinking there's such a large number of RNs out there especially unemployed ones that we should be able to get some attention. I would think something as simple as a bunch of nurses contacting their senator/governor with some data could put pressure on them and bump the priority up a notch. I'm sure they are aware of what's happening but in the meanwhile people have no way of paying of their loans... Anyways i wanted to start a poll an actual poll with this focus, but I don't have premium member services. if anyone with premium member service is interested in taking on this project please do. The defining categories 1) current unemployed RNs 2)RN employed 0-6 months s/p graudation 3)RN employed 6-1 yr s/p graduation. then for those interested you can use this resource along with the endless research out there on this matter to write a letter to you governor. just a thought.
    Last edit by Decemberblues on Aug 25, '11
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  2. Poll: Newer RNs: how long did it take for you to find employment?

    • I'm still currently unemployed.

      36.36% 16
    • I became employed 0 to 6 months after graduation.

      50.00% 22
    • I became employed 6 months to 1 year after graduation.

      9.09% 4
    • More than 1 year elapsed before I became employed.

      2.27% 1
    • Other (please explain your situation below).

      2.27% 1
    44 Votes
  3. 5 Comments

  4. by   Bonnie86
    I graduated in May 2011, but started applying for internships/jobs in March. It has not been as long as 2010. One thing I noticed during my clinicals is that sooo many of nurses were Philipino who are here with a work visa. Okay, thank you very much for the help, but we don't need it anymore. I'm all for helping someone have a better life, but not to the detriment of US born citizens.

    Frustrated new grad.
  5. by   Biffbradford
    It's not just new nurses having trouble finding work.
  6. by   Bonnie86
    I'm actually surprised about that. It seems that everyone wants EXPERIENCE so figured those with some were good as gold.
  7. by   Biffbradford
    12 years experience - good for nuthin. Honestly.
  8. by   Liz, RN
    Wow... 12 years experience and nothing?!?! What tip of jobs are u applying for?

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