CNN article on nurses and job growth - page 2

CNN Money published several nursing articles this morning regarding the job shortage for new grads based on information they got from allnurses members. FULL ARTICLE: For nursing... Read More

  1. Visit  jacksonplace profile page
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    How things have changed. I recently moved to a new state and went to a job fair to see what was available. I witnessed the same issue with new grads. Almost everyone there was a new grad. As someone with umpteen years experience I was offered positions in management even though my experience in those areas was not recent. It didn't give me a lot of comfort. Is it lack of clinical hours in nursing school these days?

    I decided to start my own business in clinical skincare and so glad I did.
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  3. Visit  netglow profile page
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    Just came from CNN and that article and spent a good hour replying to misinformed posters providing correct information and education. Do spend some time over there and post in reply to give correct information for CNNs readers and do it without emotion please! Just the facts Jack.

    There are a lot of the usual posters who have no experience in the industry posting as well as those who stand to profit from encouraging people to enroll in their programs.

    I am not kidding when I tell you that those who profit from this scam will be posting contrary and ridiculous posts because this is a threat to their scam.
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  4. Visit  netglow profile page
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    Oh yes, and please tweet out the link.
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  5. Visit  ThePrincessBride profile page
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    Sadly, this shortage of nursing jobs for new grads is nothing new. Just yesterday, I was talking to a nurse who graduated from my program six years ago. Half of her class did not have jobs upon graduation despite going to a reputable BSN program...two years before the recession.Nice to see the truth finally coming to light to the public. Everytime I tell people I am in nursing school, they mention the big bucks and the wealth of job opportunities. I snicker on the inside at their ignorance.Great post, OP.
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  6. Visit  IKnowYouRider profile page
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    Thanks for taking the time to defend the article.

    Hopefully the article will stay active for a few days.
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  7. Visit  Multicollinearity profile page
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    I am so sorry new grads are still going through this.

    When I graduated in 2009, the economy had just tanked, and not many of my classmates got jobs in our large urban area. I am glad I wasted no time and moved to an undesirable rural area in order to start my career. There are opportunities out there for new grads - but many of them seem to be in undesirable places. Makes me think of a remote, rural tribal hospital I know of that is only hiring BSN grads with at least one year of experience - the market has gotten that fussy.
    Last edit by Multicollinearity on Jan 14, '13
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  8. Visit  kalevra profile page
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    Quote from ixchel
    Just read the article. Wish it came out a few months ago. I lost points on an assignment for saying there is a shortage for new grads. Apparently allnurses.com isn't a reliable enough source

    School do not want their students to learn that there is no "nursing shortage" because it would decrease enrollment and drop their bottom line.
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  9. Visit  c.kelly20 profile page
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    I've worked as an aide in an ICU for almost 2 years, and I'm 5 months away from graduating an accelerated RN school. I've got more clinical experience than most ADN programs have. I keep getting told to "apply early" in an attempt to secure a job prior to graduation.

    I'm being rejected within the same day of applying. My applications aren't even being taken seriously, despite my excelling in a difficult program AND having worked in a critical care area for some time now.

    I have no problem going for my BSN later (or sooner), but I have things that need paid for prior to continuing my education, and yet, it isn't looking promising that I'll be getting hired 'early,' if at all.
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  10. Visit  kalevra profile page
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    Quote from Multicollinearity
    I am so sorry new grads are still going through this.

    When I graduated in 2009, the economy had just tanked, and not many of my classmates got jobs in our large urban area. I am glad I wasted no time and moved to an undesirable rural area in order to start my career. There are opportunities out there for new grads - but many of them seem to be in undesirable places. Makes me think of a remote, rural tribal hospital I know of that is only hiring BSN grads with at least one year of experience - the market has gotten that fussy.
    Between student loans and paying bills, I would move to anywhere just to get a job and pay my bills.
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  11. Visit  kalevra profile page
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    I liked Haley's idea, If hospitals do not want to spend the time and money training new grads, then maybe nursing school should change to accommodate the needs of the hospital so they will be more willing to hire them.

    Makes sens, you can fulfill the state requirement for nursing and spend more time preparing for how you will actually work in the real world.

    How do we keep this story trending on CNN?

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  12. Visit  netglow profile page
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    What is wierd is I think that some of the general public thinks that new nurses who can't find jobs are holding out for high salaries. What a laugh I had when I read that. One post said new grads were holding out for 6 figure salaries as to why new grads are having trouble finding employment.

    Also that new grads should take the lower bottom of the barrel jobs at a hospital and work up to a nursing job. There is another one that shows the confusion. Hey, A new grad nursing job at a hosptial is the bottom of the barrel! I think the other poster thought for example: get a job as a janitor and if you do good maybe they'll let you be an RN one day. LOL.
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  13. Visit  Beautiful Mind RN profile page
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    This article, for the most part, is wonderfully written and I like how the author brought to light that it is a very competitive world for new grads, considering the limitation on job opportunities. The only thing I question is the numbers and the percentage (43%) that they use.

    I would also like to point out, even though most schools are out for money, I believe some are there for the welfare of the student. At least, I can say for the Arizona area. When I did the research when deciding which nursing school I would like to attend, the schools did boast about how there is a need for nurses because of the Baby Boomer generation, however, they also did highly recommend that I start putting in volunteer experience, get certifications (CPR, etc...), and join groups like NSNA to make myself stand out on a resume since they did say, that one of the biggest challenges for new grads is obtaining that first job.

    On that note, I attend a for-profit school as we speak and despite their reputation (not the school in particular, but the overall stereotype that surrounds for-profit schools), they have supported their students 100% by giving their students a resource for references (to use on their resumes), clinical teachers help hunt for new jobs and pass on that information to the student body, resume help, and a Capstone program. Not to mention, they always communicate openly with the student body. This type of support has resulted in positive feedback. The 1st graduating class (August 2012) had an 100% passing rate on NCLEX and 80% (8 out of 10 students) have already gotten jobs. The second graduating class (December 2012) already had students being offered jobs.

    My point is, that true, in some areas, it is very hard to find a nursing job and the hospitals should be more open minded and less strict about allowing new grads the opportunity to work for them. Not to mention, make the investment in new grads, as I believe most new grads have quite the capability to be awesome nurses, for they were given knowledge in school, now they just need to be oriented(trained) with the right skill set and experience to expand that.

    I am optimistic because of my experience thus far. I am so sorry to hear others out there struggling and I hope my little ray of positive light will give you the willpower to keep on trying and searching for that nursing job you worked so hard to achieve.

    Best of luck!
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  14. Visit  kalevra profile page
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    Quote from netglow
    What is wierd is I think that some of the general public thinks that new nurses who can't find jobs are holding out for high salaries. What a laugh I had when I read that. One post said new grads were holding out for 6 figure salaries as to why new grads are having trouble finding employment.

    Also that new grads should take the lower bottom of the barrel jobs at a hospital and work up to a nursing job. There is another one that shows the confusion. Hey, A new grad nursing job at a hosptial is the bottom of the barrel! I think the other poster thought for example: get a job as a janitor and if you do good maybe they'll let you be an RN one day. LOL.

    6 figure salary I scoff at the idea!

    I am a new grad RN I demand at the very least a 7 figure salary, stock options, and 3 months paid vacation!!! Nothing less will suffice!

    Janitor with an RN license, well things could be worse. I ran into an old high school classmate working at my brothers elementary school working as a Substitute Janitor.
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