Petition to help new grads get experience - page 2

by brian Admin

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In light of the struggles that new grads are having securing a job, this petition may be of interest to many of you. allnurses.com has nothing to do with this petition. We are not endorsing it at all. We are just sharing... Read More


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    Quote from Mulan
    Nuts!

    Talk about entitlement!
    I take it you are speaking about the health care industry.
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    Quote from Susie2310
    I take it you are speaking about the health care industry.
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    I am speaking about the petition.
    elkpark, KelRN215, Altra, and 2 others like this.
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    Quote from Mulan
    ''

    I am speaking about the petition.
    The petition benefits the health care industry through federal funding; that is what I was referring to.
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    Quote from Susie2310
    The petition benefits the health care industry through federal funding; that is what I was referring to.
    I was referring to the petitioners.
    Altra, roughmatch, and Orange Tree like this.
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    Quote from Tatinha

    The truth is that, it is difficult for everyone. And although new graduate nurses are having difficult finding employment now, I truly believe this is temporary. The future is bright for everyone in healthcare. We are better off then many other types of careers. Or at least I hope so.
    I also believe that healthcare still has a bright future. It may be moving in directions that we never anticipated but that makes it all the more exciting. The problem, IMO, is that new nurses no longer want to have to go through the right of passage, ie taking whatever position is open at whatever pay rate being offered and truly starting "at the bottom." Most want their dream job right off the top and make a salary that it took most of more than 20 years' of our careers to make, because we were willing to start with anything!
    KelRN215, audacia, and OCNRN63 like this.
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    You guys are nuts! I don't see any problem with asking the government to assist in this matter. First of all, the number of MDs produced in residency is tightly regulated and results in an adequate number of jobs per graduates. Here, we have nurses investing in their education only to come out of school and be told that a costly residency is not in their future. The cycle continues when they prematurely apply to grad school or leave the profession all together eventually leading to another boom bust cycle. Sadly, some of these people have been seduced into shady programs that leave them with no viable job options even if they have passed NCLEX.

    President Obama has spoken so often about how important nursing is to the future of healthcare and I don't see how we can't implement some of the same protections the MDs have to protect our future as a profession.

    Did you know 1 in 6 people with federal student loans is in default? I believe in the future, if the government is going to continue lending money to people to pursue their educational goals, we (as a people) are going to have to make a decent effort to make sure they come out with a degree they can use.
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    Quote from VICEDRN
    You guys are nuts! I don't see any problem with asking the government to assist in this matter. First of all, the number of MDs produced in residency is tightly regulated and results in an adequate number of jobs per graduates. Here, we have nurses investing in their education only to come out of school and be told that a costly residency is not in their future. The cycle continues when they prematurely apply to grad school or leave the profession all together eventually leading to another boom bust cycle. Sadly, some of these people have been seduced into shady programs that leave them with no viable job options even if they have passed NCLEX.
    I agree completely. But unfortunately, the petition does not address those issues. I would be much more supportive of nurses petitioning their state board (and the accrediting agencies) to shut down those poor quality schools and stopping the flood of under-educated new grads entering the job market. Unfortunately, this petition asks the government to spend money on those new grads. That is something I cannot support -- and will actively fight against.
    elkpark, NRSKarenRN, msn10, and 5 others like this.
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    Quote from llg
    I agree completely. But unfortunately, the petition does not address those issues. I would be much more supportive of nurses petitioning their state board (and the accrediting agencies) to shut down those poor quality schools and stopping the flood of under-educated new grads entering the job market. Unfortunately, this petition asks the government to spend money on those new grads. That is something I cannot support -- and will actively fight against.
    I would not be opposed to rebalancing some of the money used to fund medical residency to help fund nursing residencies, either by new grads rns or nps in teaching facilities.
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    Where is this petition>?
    I have a suggestion to help those that are struggling to find jobs AFTER getting out of school....but hindsight is 20/20
    Work....yes work..while you are in school...and shine so they WANT to hire you at THAT institution...why...
    1. EXPERIENCE>...while it may not be RN experience it sure will lessen that institutions burden of hiring you and the learning curve is less because you already know the hospital(or institution)
    2. Get a 4 year degree....yes it IS true...They put new grads with 4 year degrees to the head of the line over all others...
    WHat my opinion of all this is matters not...and yours doesn't either...these are the cold hard facts...at least in the job market I am in.
    3. Expecting a great job right out of school....lucky if that happens but yes we do work off shifts.weekends and holidays....undesirable staff positions(for those of you that think med surg is a crap hole some of us are honored to be working there and you dont have to have a career aspiration beyond being a "regular bedside nurse". I am praying some of you new grads will LOVE bedside nursing as I may need you sooner than I plan!!!!!
    Good luck..practice also interviewing and being assertive....Confidence etc. Dress the part for interviews. I can recall once two friends came in for an interview together and well they looked like they were coming to work together to hang out as friends. Its a place to work...making friends is a bonus...bringing them with you...not required.
    ThePrincessBride and audacia like this.
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    Be carefull what you ask for. In Ireland the salaries of new grads have been reduced to a pittance in order to give them jobs.
    elkpark, One1, KelRN215, and 5 others like this.


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