Too Many Nurses? - page 3

Right now, they say there is a Nursing shortage. I've read articles that say most states are scrambling to create more schools and more openings in the current schools to alleviate the shortage. It... Read More

  1. by   NP2BE
    We have a high attrition rate at my schol, and most of the people that get cut deserve to be cut. There are 1 or 2 that are unjustly cut and would make great nurses, but they are given the oppurtunity to repeat. There are some that don't get cut that should be cut as well. Like one girl in my class who thinks she is too good to give a bed bath. That pisses me off.
  2. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from NP2BE
    We have a high attrition rate at my schol, and most of the people that get cut deserve to be cut.
  3. by   NP2BE
    Quote from earle58

    Clarify, they havn't been studying
  4. by   Angela Mac
    soon millions of baby boomers will be needing around the clock care, are there going to be enough nurses or facilities to care for them all?

    And----- are there too many administrative nurses and not enough floor nurses?
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
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    There are already too many nurse in my area. It was very hard to find a job when I moved here. Even the Sunday paper sometimes goes a few weeks without a single nursing job posted.

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    I'll be graduating in less than a year and I plan on moving out of the Northeast and I certainly don't want to move to where there aren't any jobs.

    Come to Texas--lots of jobs, no personal income tax, big place, lots of room, and enough variety in climate to please (almost) anybody.


    I am the nurse who posted about their being too many nurses, not many jobs in my area. I live in Texas! Texas is a big state. nurses are needed in some areas of Texas, and not needed in others. Wages very low in my area, as well.
  6. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from Nemhain
    Hellllllo Nurse,
    Do you live in the U.S.? If so, what part? I ask because I'll be graduating in less than a year and I plan on moving out of the Northeast and I certainly don't want to move to where there aren't any jobs. :uhoh21:

    a little concerned,
    Nemhain
    I live in the Texas Panhandle.
  7. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    i do not believe their is a nursing shortage. even the ana says we are in a "false" shortage.

    i will do a copy and paste of an old post of mine.
    if you think the nursing shortage is real, please read this:

    i am finally, totally convinced: there is no nursing shortage.

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    almost 500,000 licensed registered nurses were not employed as nurses in 2000.*

    data from the health resources and services administration's (hrsa's) 2000 national sample survey of rns shows that more than 500,000 licensed nurses (more than 18% of the national nurse workforce) have chosen not to work in nursing. this available labor pool could be drawn back into nursing if they found the employment opportunities attractive enough**

    the ana maintains that the deterioration in the working conditions for nurses is the primary cause for the staff vacancies being reported by hospitals and nursing facilities - not a systemic nursing shortage. nurses are opting not to take these nursing jobs because they are not attracted to positions where they will be confronted by mandatory overtime and short staffing. **


    76.6% (of) licensed rns (in the u.s. are) employed in nursing***





    * projected supply, demand and shortages of registered nurses: 2000-2020 (released on 7/30/03 by the national center for health workforce analysis, bureau of health professions, health resources and services administration, u.s. department of health and human services). the bureau of labor statistics, in an earlier report, predicted that that we will need one million new nurses by 2010 (monthly labor review - november 2001) to cover new positions and replace the nurses who have retired.


    **http://www.nursingworld.org/gova/fe.../107/ovrtme.htm


    ***https://www.aacn.org/aacn/practice....a6?opendocument

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