Quote from morte
i am a full time agency nurse. Any agency that would hire a new grad is not an agency that i would want to work for! at all, period. this isnt safe either for you the new grad, or the agency, or the patients.
This is the kind of attitude that explains why none of us new grads can get jobs. I understand the concern that we are new and inexperienced, but how are we to become nurses that patients and employers can trust if we are not allowed to get our first jobs? I don't mean to sound snarky, but seriously, what are we supposed to do when no one wants to hire new grads? How are we going to get experience when there are no "safer" new grad jobs available that provide 12 weeks of orientation and preceptors? I'm getting really sick of people in the health care industry looking down their noses at us because we are "new". We were begged to go to school to become RNs to ease the nursing shortage, and now that we have our RN licenses, we are told that we are not wanted because we have no experience. Give me a break. Once all the older nurses start to retire and there is no one to take their place except for stale grads who have been waiting tables for a few years due to no nursing jobs
, then that is really when safety concerns will come into play more than ever.
I am sorry to rant, and I mean no offense to anyone because I realize that patient safety is number 1, but does anyone have a real solution to this unemployment problem that exists for us new grads?