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  • 23

    OP, I saw your thread about the increase in the minimum wage, also. You suggest that both of these things are just about to happen, and you're all worked up about how are going to negatively going to affect you. Putting aside for the moment how jealous and self-centered you sound in both posts, I think it's highly unlikely either thing is going to happen anytime soon (unfortunately, IMO). Maybe you should just take a deep breath and worry about actual, real-life concerns.

    Nursing has been doing a fine job in the current economic and educational climate of turning out droves of minimally prepared graduates and running down nursing wages and benefits for quite a while now, without needing any assistance from anyone else. We shot ourselves in the foot, collectively, a long time ago.

    Even if we went to some sort of civilized system of public higher education, that wouldn't mean huge numbers of people would get accepted into nursing programs. Plenty of people who are willing to pay can't get into nursing programs now. Nursing isn't like English 101; you can't just open up a few more sections and suddenly accommodate twice as many students.

  • 20

    Quote from FutureDNP2021
    God help us all ...

    I would like to hear other nurses input and opinion on the matter, if nothing else but to help me from catastrophizing this ~ Thank You
    Too late.

  • 19

    That every woman's labor starts with SROM and they are immediately and precipitously in labor.

  • 19

    It irritates me that nobody ever puts the siderails up on the daggone bed.

  • 16

    Well the first facility canned you because you are pregnant but didn't want to say that. I'm so shocked the second facility said that considering it's against the law.

  • 16

    Quote from FutureDNP2021
    Sigh, ok a bit dramatic I think, lol.
    Honestly, I think that you're being very dramatic.

    Will jobs be on a 4 year waiting list to apply?
    There are many more factors than whether higher education is free or not that affects supply and demand of jobs. I applied for seven nursing positions during my last semester studying for my BSN (entry-level in my neck of the woods), went to seven interviews and was offered employment at all seven.

    In my country higher education is free. Tuition cost for my BSN was $0, same as for my MSN. Actually I received pay (appr. 50% of my regular wage) from my employer when I studied for my MSN as I was already employed where I planned to start working after I'd completed my degree. Picked up a couple of shifts per month to increase my disposable income and did just fine. Had I wanted to become a physician or a lawyer, the same would have applied. No tuition cost.

    Elkpark is right. Just because higher education is free doesn't mean that everyone will suddenly become a nurse or a physician. You still need to have the required grades to apply and get accepted and you still have to pass all your classes.

    Furthermore, am I the only one kicking myself that I actually had to pay for college?
    It just stings with a facepalm type of regret & I just have a bad gut feeling about this.
    How will we ever make progress and evolve as a society if we won't allow future generations to have it "better" than we had it?


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