Petition to help new grads get experience - page 4

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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
    Wow, you must have had to work a holiday!

    Try EVERY SINGLE holiday for 2 years, including the last ones that some of my family ever lived for, and I couldn't be there. I was even scheduled off on holidays then mandated when other nurses called off! But it's us young people and newer nurses who are lazy and entitled? Ugh.
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    I have sympathy for the new grads, I graduated right during the first wave of the recession. However, as long as there are experienced nurses able to work, the government is not going to use money to see the new grads get jobs that don't really need to be filled, even experienced nurses are having a hard time getting jobs. If anything, they should pass a bill that requires all nursing schools to stop falsely advertising a nursing shortage and give full disclosure: unless you are the cream of the crop, and even still then, there is a good chance you will graduate without a job and not have one for months to follow...our hospital only hired one or two new grads (one of which worked as an Aid with her RN license while keeping her foot in the door for a job) from the winter class. The larger hospital down the road that has the Versant New Grad program, which usually hires a bulk of the new grads in our area, didn't hire a single new grad; they even laid off several of their nurses and fired a few more the second they stepped out of the limits of what their union could protect them over.
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    I notice this "petition" was created on December 31st. Maybe Bonnie had a few drinks before she wrote it.
    KelRN215, msn10, and funfunfun550 like this.
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    ^ More rudeness from older nurses to younger nurses. Most places do not have any new grad programs, or there's very little chance of getting into one.
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    So if our training program schools are adequate, why aren't we given a chance? Why have costly orientation in the first place? Why is my taking care of my ill family members not considered real world experience? Why is volunteering in a hospital for a year not considered real experience? Why is it that my other bachelors means beans? If real world experience vs. book knowledge is essential, why push the BSN and have nurses that haven't prime a bag in two years? Perhaps you all have came across some really horrible, entitled new grads, but...

    The new grads I know, are willing to drive 2 hours each way for any 12 hour shift. Have excelled in other industries, and are aware of what working means. We have taken care of family members, children, parents alike. Some have endured serious conditions and disabilities so we had to learn by nursing ourselves. We are not all 20 years old. (Although they deserve a chance too!)

    Please do not assume eveyone is the same. I've always been an advocate of everyone having their own strengths. The new grad may be akward, slow, and nervous. But still cringes when a patient is screaming and wants to do eveything to make the patient comfortable. I was once told by a PT that changing feces spotted linens was not a priority for a cancer patient. It might not be the first priority, but my inexperienced brain believed that cleansiness for the immunocompromised patient is very important. I also believe our inexperience makes our beliefs closer to that of the patients. Again, thanks for all the feedback on the petition. If only we could use all this energy & knowledge to teach new grads the way things are.
    InfirmiereJolie likes this.
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    I've always made sure not to throw stones in glass houses.

    Nov 6, '11 by [COLOR=#003366]Orange Tree[/COLOR] Nov 6, '11 by [COLOR=#003366]Orange Tree[/COLOR] A member since Dec '08 - from 'Texas'. Posts: 667 Likes: 1,813
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    I was offered a full time position a few days after I started looking. And I feel very fortunate to live in the area that I do (even though it's in Texas).
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    Please write a better plan...maybe it will work?
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    Quote from Nightingallow
    I've always made sure not to throw stones in glass houses.

    Nov 6, '11 by [COLOR=#003366]Orange Tree[/COLOR] Nov 6, '11 by [COLOR=#003366]Orange Tree[/COLOR] A member since Dec '08 - from 'Texas'. Posts: 667 Likes: 1,813
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    I was offered a full time position a few days after I started looking. And I feel very fortunate to live in the area that I do (even though it's in Texas).
    I'm not sure how that relates? The petition ideas just don't make a lot of sense.
    The Texas hospital I worked at still hires new grads. I precepted one on my way out the door.
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    The solution is easy enough. Nursing schools should stop admitting so many students. However, they are still under the impression there is a "shortage" and are lying to prospective students. Maybe we should be "petitioning" the nursing schools.
    elkpark, One1, jtmarcy12, and 1 other like this.
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    Nurses don't eat their young. They watch their young starve to death.


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