Less jobs available in future? - page 2

Anyone else afraid that there will be a surplus of nurses by the time they graduate and not able to find a job? It will probably be at least 2 years before I graduate. It seems in our area, more... Read More

  1. by   MsLady06
    Quote from hope3456
    I have been a RN 2 years, and I agree w/the OP - nsg schools have dramatically increased admission numbers in the past few years... I think the whole 'nsg shortage' is a bit overrated.
    I absolutely agree
  2. by   Lizzy6
    Quote from HealingHands327
    lol your kidding right? no jobs for RNs?

    This is why there will be plenty of jobs for RNs.

    1. The baby boomers as mentioned are retiring.
    2. Job disatisfaction and lack of respect for nurses.
    3. We are overworked and underpaid.
    4. Men avoid nursing (although this is changing)
    5. There are many areas of specialization for nurses.

    The list goes on.
    You got that right!
  3. by   oramar
    This depends on so many things. The demographics indicate shortage will continue. It is true school gearing up to graduate more nurses but a large number of these I fear will go in front door and out the back door. That does not bother hospitals and nursing homes one bit. They love turning nurses over every couple years because it keeps them staffed with low wage newbies.
  4. by   Lizzy6
    Quote from oramar
    It is true school gearing up to graduate more nurses but a large number of these I fear will go in front door and out the back door. That does not bother hospitals and nursing homes one bit. They love turning nurses over every couple years because it keeps them staffed with low wage newbies.
    So true Oramar. I see new grads "now" heading for the back door & yessire in regards to the pay with turnover in nursing homes & hospitals. Sad situation and it is only going to get worse unless conditions improve to retain nurses.
  5. by   sweetface18
    My class let in 65 students.the class after me let in about 73..supposedly next year they are letting in 120...i already know first hand..that in my class of about 60somethingish...theres not enough teachers to get quality education! how can they accomodate 120?

    that being said..i think there will always be job available, but maybe just not the one you want or had hope for...most definitely shortage for bedside nursing...i see a lot of people excited about their "calling" and finish school and realize that you are overworked and underpaid. You want to help people but are sometimes thrown into an environment where you are stressed, don't have time to spend with your pt., and can't even help yourself. Many go back for their masters..A lot of NPs and CRNAs wannabes..

    Not a lof of men going into this field? I actually see alot going in because they want the CRNA path (which apparantly is the new thing to be now)..I have 6 guys in my class...4 of them went into nursing so they can pursue CRNA.

    I see one of two things happening. People continue to be underpaid, while the responsibilites to be an RN continue to add..OR the higher up people in the corporate world of the hosptial realizes that nurses are the foundation of the hospitals and finally show them some RESPECT..i hope its the latter
    Last edit by sweetface18 on Jan 29, '07 : Reason: wanted to add.
  6. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from Tweety
    Sorry to hear that Carolina. I thought you said you would never come back to Florida. Guess you really won't now.
    Unfortunately, Mama refuses to move north, even to the Carolinas or GA.

    I come down once a year for the last couple, to reinforce the homestead.

    Damages from Charley/Frances/Jeanne - came from Manhattan to reroof. The next year, I spent time/money on storm doors. This year, storm windows as well as straightening out financial issues.

    The things we do for family and loved ones. 10 more weeks, just 10 more weeks....

    And how is Tampa/St. Pete doing? I need to make my annual trip to Adventure Island, Caladesi and Tarpon Springs.

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