Do you think there will be more nursing jobs by the time I graduate in 2013-14?

  1. [FONT=Arial Narrow]Right now the hospital around where I love are on hiring freezes or are just not hiring as many people as the used to... Do you think things will pick up by the time I graduate?
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  3. by   netglow
    Taking out crystal ball.... it says,"I dunno."
  4. by   R.NICU
    Or how about in december or jan of next year? I have a job lined up at my current rehab hospital but I really want to work in NICU or just anywhere in an acute facility. But yes, I'm thankful for having an offer.
  5. by   llg
    2013 is a long time away. Anything can happen.

    My guess is "yes" ... there will be changes -- and probably more jobs available by then. But nobody knows for sure.
  6. by   fiveofpeep
    I think it should be better by then
  7. by   Meriwhen
    There is absolutely no way to tell for sure: after all, two years ago they were saying that we'd have no problems finding jobs when we graduate...and look at what's happened.

    All you can do is wait and see: hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
  8. by   mfrancisco
    The recession is not close to being over at all. I am really concerned about how the job market will be in 2012 when I graduate. However, if there are no nursing jobs, there won't be any other jobs either. If nursing is what you really want to do, go for it. This whole recession did make an impact on one of my decisions. I was initially going to try to do a Master's Entry or Accelerated BSN program to become an RN, but those programs are very expensive. I have decided to start with the ADN at a community college and take it from there. Because of the uncertainty with the job market, I do not want to be stuck with a huge loan and have a hard time finding a job.
  9. by   sunnycalifRN
    I asked the Magic 8 Ball . . . it said "outlook good"!! So, it must be true!
  10. by   Jessy_RN
    Everyone I know, meet is in nursing school or wants to be a nurse nowadays. I hope so.
  11. by   mfrancisco
    You know, I've read that a lot, but every time I tell someone that I am going to school for nursing I get a negative reaction. Someone actually said to me "I don't know how you would want to change diapers." I never thought that's the only thing nurses did, even before taking all of my pre-reqs. I don't know anyone else personally who is trying to be a nurse except for people I have met in my pre-reqs. It's nice to find people who want to go down the same path.
  12. by   dannyc12
    Quote from Ladii_T
    [FONT=Arial Narrow]Right now the hospital around where I love are on hiring freezes or are just not hiring as many people as the used to... Do you think things will pick up by the time I graduate?

    Absolutely.
  13. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from mfrancisco
    You know, I've read that a lot, but every time I tell someone that I am going to school for nursing I get a negative reaction. Someone actually said to me "I don't know how you would want to change diapers." I never thought that's the only thing nurses did, even before taking all of my pre-reqs. I don't know anyone else personally who is trying to be a nurse except for people I have met in my pre-reqs. It's nice to find people who want to go down the same path.
    The public generally is uneducated as to what nurses really do. I've given up. I don't tell anyone I'm a nurse and avoid the "what do you do for a living question" nowadays

    By the way, I actually enjoy changing diapers........I'm a NICU nurse

    Good luck in your future and don't pay any mind to the nay sayers.
  14. by   mfrancisco
    Thank you very much Jesse. I really don't pay attention. It's funny because when I have talked to nurses during volunteering, they have told me that the job is worth it, rewarding, and that it's nice to be able to move across fields. One of my friends that I have known for a long time has been a NICU nurse for 8 years now, and she absolutely loves it. I am surprised at how uneducated the general public is regarding the nursing profession. Thanks, again!

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