Real shortage of nurses or bogus?

  1. Is it true that there is a shortage of nurses or is it fake information spread from nursing schools ? Ohh I wonder?!?. Personally this is another business scam. What you guys think?
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  3. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    I think you're bitter and I feel badly for you. Something must have happened that left a mark on you. I'm sorry for your negative experience.

    To really answer the question, it depends on the area. There are shortages in some places in the US, and in other places, the market is overly saturated.
  4. by   paisling
    I think it seems like you're upset about a personal experience you had, and because you are upset you're not sure how to handle what happened and don't know what your next step should be.
  5. by   RNFall2017
    Great!!! I'm not upset and I'm just trying to save people from making mistakes and taken advantage. Trust me nothing is happened in the pass that would make me mad I got it made already and set for life. Just trying to help people making sure they don't get all advice from people that are affiliated with nursing school. No person in their right mind would defend nursing schools especially the ones that think of profit I don't care about people. Obviously rural areas have shortages and metropolitan areas no but again I think it's all bogus.
  6. by   paisling
    How do you suggest people become nurses if they don't go to nursing school? what happens in 20 years when more and more people have retired?
  7. by   verene
    There are shortages in certain geographical regions, and in certain specialties. There are not universal shortages. This is why it behooves prospective students to do their own research before applying to school. Graduating nursing school does not automatically grant one a job in their preferred highly-competitive specialty at the close in hospital with good commute in their city with 5 nursing programs churning out students every semester.

    However nursing does have a wide range of opportunities available, and for those willing to take less desirable specialties or to move geographically jobs do exist. My own personal experience job hunting is that there are FAR more opportunities available to me as an RN then as a new-grad paralegal. So perhaps shortage and availability are relative terms.
  8. by   pixierose
    Quote from RNFall2017
    Great!!! I'm not upset and I'm just trying to save people from making mistakes and taken advantage. Trust me nothing is happened in the pass that would make me mad I got it made already and set for life. Just trying to help people making sure they don't get all advice from people that are affiliated with nursing school. No person in their right mind would defend nursing schools especially the ones that think of profit I don't care about people. Obviously rural areas have shortages and metropolitan areas no but again I think it's all bogus.
    Err, huh?

    "No person in their right mind would defend nursing schools" - I have no clue what you're even trying to say here.

    Yeah. My conclusion: due to you never answering the basic questions "are you in school?" Or "are you a nurse" despite multiple posts/threads you've made ... you're not a nurse, you failed out of nursing school, you're now in debt with said nursing failed education.

    I'm out. Off to collect my big cash from my supposed nursing alma mater.
  9. by   AnnPerkins
    According to past posts OP went to GWU, which is a respected (private, but respected) nursing school. I'm not sure what the problem is, guy. Did you fail your NCLEX and are angry at all nursing schools now?

    I'm really sorry you're having a tough time. I love my school and I've had a great experience so far. As far as shortages, it depends on the region. I live in the south and there is a high demand for BSN-prepared nurses in my area right now.
  10. by   RNFall2017
    Why does it matter if I am a nurse or a nursing student. I am neither but I know monkey business when I see it.
  11. by   RNFall2017
    Quote from AnnPerkins
    According to past posts OP went to GWU, which is a respected (private, but respected) nursing school. I'm not sure what the problem is, guy. Did you fail your NCLEX and are angry at all nursing schools now?

    I'm really sorry you're having a tough time. I love my school and I've had a great experience so far. As far as shortages, it depends on the region. I live in the south and there is a high demand for BSN-prepared nurses in my area right now.
    No one her failed. Are you saying people keep on failing and that's what the outcome is to thin the herd?.
  12. by   elkpark
    Quote from RNFall2017
    Why does it matter if I am a nurse or a nursing student. I am neither but I know monkey business when I see it.
    Are you really so bitter about not getting into GWU that you're going to kvetch about the entire universe of nursing programs? For how long? Have you thought about moving on??
  13. by   RNFall2017
    Quote from elkpark
    Are you really so bitter about not getting into GWU that you're going to kvetch about the entire universe of nursing programs? For how long? Have you thought about moving on??
    Why would I want to get into GWU? One of them most expensive private schools in the United States will not get my hard earned money. Community College will do. Having said that bitterness is not part of me but I believe it's yours. Who know maybe you nwanted to be a compassionate and caring nurse and you failed.
  14. by   paisling
    Quote from RNFall2017
    Why would I want to get into GWU? One of them most expensive private schools in the United States will not get my hard earned money. Community College will do. Having said that bitterness is not part of me but I believe it's yours. Who know maybe you nwanted to be a compassionate and caring nurse and you failed.
    Seems weird that you say this after posting in a GWU thread earlier today, wishing people good luck.

    What happened between now and then?

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