Nobody told me that after graduation... - Page 4Register Today!
- Aug 15, '12 by mofomeatIn the OP's defense, the whole "shortage! shortage!" thing is still being trumpeted everywhere you look. Schools, the media, Dept. of Labor, etc. You really have to dig hard and/or go to a hospital and talk to real Nurses to learn that it's been bullsh|t for over a decade now.
I can see why so many people have this starry-eyed impression that they do. I did once also.
- Aug 15, '12 by BrandonLPNCertainly, you're entitled to feel this way.... but it won't do you much good. I suggest to broaden your job search to include more "outside the box" RN jobs. Did you try dialysis clinics? Corrections? Urgent care centers? Substance abuse programs like the Salvation Army hire nurses to run their medication dispensaries. If you apply for the same jobs all the other new grads are applying for, well, you'll be lost in the shuffle. If you branch out to other jobs, you'll have less competition. Good luck.
- Aug 15, '12 by CrazierThanYouQuote from smclean27Feel any way you want! People who want to be smug usually haven't been in dire circumstances and can't understand.Oh trust me love...I did do the research. What I found was that there is a nursing shortage. I guess I apologize for being frustrated? I'm pretty much open to working in nursing homes as well as moving miles away from my family...how might you suggest I change my attitude? What kind of attitude should I have? All I'm saying is that I wish I had a little more guidance concerning my choices. I even came on here under an other name to seek guidance before I enrolled. I was open to any and all suggestions...Also, if you read my entire post you would see that I did apply for tech positions and I'm still doing so. I'm not giving up...but I am at a point where I do feel slightly frustrated and discouraged...or am I not allowed to feel that way?
I have to say, when you have people saying to you constantly "Oh there are ALWAYS nursing jobs" you tend to think finding a job that will be easy. What people don't understand is that the plentiful jobs aren't for NEW GRADS.
- Aug 15, '12 by roser13Quote from smclean27Oh my. You can't have done any research on AN.com. You would have learned immediately that the nursing shortage is a myth perpetuated by the media.Oh trust me love...I did do the research. What I found was that there is a nursing shortage.
- Thank you so much...more than willing to move! Yes. Def going to focus on passing the NCLEX as well as seeking out some volunteer opportunities in schools or maybe clinics. Good suggestion...I'll def try this...
Maybe I should have put a disclaimer before the post.
This post was just me venting my frustration. I am in no way going to go on any interview and say any of these things lol. Silly rabbits:-)
- All the suggestions on here are actually really good. They are things I haven't thought about and will look into PS...I'm not a US citizen so I can't join the military (tried that lol)...looked into Dialysis and they want experience as well. But everything you all suggested sounds good. Thanks again...and sorry for the bad attitude...really:-)
- Aug 15, '12 by That GuyEdit: Nevermind.Last edit by That Guy on Aug 15, '12 : Reason: Nope
- HAHAHA got it. I'm hanging in there
- Gotchya...thanks for the constructive criticism...however, I wasn't blaming anyone. Sometimes when you're young, silly and stepping out on faith, you make bad choices...life smacks ya in the face unexpectedly...it happens...I vented about it and now I'm moving on. Do I wish I had more guidance? Nothing is wrong with that. Where I'm from, that's what people do. They guide the young. However I didn't have that and I'm not angry no one told me, I'm simply angry for not knowing.
Also seeing my male classmates get a job even before they have a license while the females who did do externships and graduated with honors struggle, do make me wonder a bit...just a wee bit. Don't take my post personally if you are a male. The truth stinks sometimes. Sorry if you are frustrated with new grads' frustration and their irresponsibility of not knowing everything when they stepped out to pursue their career. Your attitude shows that you have absolutely no clue what its like to have a hope shut down or doors shut in your face...hence the self-righteousness. You don't understand. I get it.
Anyway..hopefully someone thinking about going to nursing school reads this post and make a better decision than I did.
- Aug 15, '12 by BundokSaintShould be posted in the Pre-Nursing student forums to temper expectations.