Does anyone know...
Are any of the universities, community colleges, or nursing departments
doing anything to help new grad nursing students get jobs here on the islands?
Is anyone addressing this issue?
P.S. If you're new to this forum, and you don't know about the issues new grads face, please don't ask questions in this post. Read the dozen other threads that talk about how new grads can't find jobs. Please DO NOT repost the same questions here. Mahalo!
nursing schools in HI does care if you get a job or not after you grad. they are here just to train you to be a nurse with ASN if you went to KCC and BSN if you went to HPU/UH etc.
it doesnt matter if you have a ASN or BSN when you apply for a job. you start off as a new grad if you can get a job. the hospitals dont care to hire new grads. yea get in as aide or a clerk and if they really need you then they will hire you as a RN. maybe with experience they will hire you, but i think it cheaper for them to hire a travel nurse because its too expensive to train new grad.
i dont think the board of nursing cares if you can get a job after you pass your NCLEX. they will just charge you for the license. the hawaii nurses association does not care if care if you get a job or not. they will just charge you union fee once you get a job to say your part of the contract and your protected. The Center of Nursing in Hawaii is not doing anything for new grad. They just send a survey and thats it. What now? How will you help the new grads?
The whole process to be a nurse is a business. its sad... where is the care no one seems to care!
Last edit by mzjennx on Feb 12, '10