Quote from elkpark
It makes perfect sense to me that hospitals are balking at the idea of hiring new grads (at the standard RN pay rate) and then having to teach them practically everything they need to know to get through a shift. I don't think that's going to change any time soon. IMHO, we've really gone off the rails in nursing education (and I say that having taught in both ADN and BSN programs).
This is very encouraging. Thanks for your input.
I agree that it is substantial how much more training a nurse needs after spending so many years in school to be able to function in the role of an RN. However, I would not say that a new graduate needs to be taught everything there is to know to get through a shift. I think we deserve a little more credit then that. Geesh.
And sometimes its easy to forget that we all started out as new graduates, even experienced nurses (that means you
, and probably expected to reap the rewards of the incredible amount of work put into becoming an RN, and eventually we do want some form of reimbursement for his hard work.
And so what if a hospital has to fork out some $$ to train a nurse. Nurses are the backbone of the hospital and it's interesting that when they hospitals are taking away raises and such that they report 7 million dollars in profit last year...ect...
Just saying, try to remember what it was like when you were a new nurse. I'm sure we all have the same expectation, to put our time in and get something out of it. A job preferably!