Hey everybody! Second semester junior student here. I'm just a little confused.
I've been watching WLOX and they're talking about this dire nursing shortage in good ole Mississippi.
WHERE IS THIS SHORTAGE??????
I work as a cna in a private hospital and do my clinicals in a large county hospital. Nurses are being called off left and right. I just really don't see evidence of a shortage.
My problem is that I'll be graduating in 2 semesters. Where are the jobs? Traveling isn't an option unless it's to LA. I didn't come into nursing just to be assured a job. However, I do need to get two years of either ER or ICU under my belt to get into USA for the practitioner's program.
Does anybody else from MS have this problem?
Sep 26, '02
Well, I'm not employed in a hospital (just taking pre-reqs) but I am from MS. My brother is an MD doing his residency with NMMC in Tupelo.. he told us last weekend that they just laid off 8 NPs!
oh, I meant to add.. I'm from the central part of the state.. taking classes right now at ECCC but maybe transfer to MUW in the spring.
Last edit by manna on Sep 26, '02