Grauduating Nurses Unable to Find Employment

  1. “One in seven new nurses graduating in Canada this year will not be able to find work, according to a new study.”

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...hub=TopStories
    Last edit by Jussurfin on May 9, '07
    •  
  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   linzz
    Interesting article. If this is true, it is a disgrace.
  4. by   Stormikris
    As I saw it the hospital system where I was from they did little to recruit nurses. They did not advertise their contracts that pay student loans off. To be perfectly honest with you because of the mandatory BSN program it creates many nurses that do not want to do bedside nursing especially when they can't tailor the shifts to all days, no weekends and no holidays. So they're going to move to where they may be paid better, may be able to surf everyday after or before work and be able to choose the schedule they desire.
  5. by   micdelrosario
    Quote from Stormikris
    As I saw it the hospital system where I was from they did little to recruit nurses. They did not advertise their contracts that pay student loans off. To be perfectly honest with you because of the mandatory BSN program it creates many nurses that do not want to do bedside nursing especially when they can't tailor the shifts to all days, no weekends and no holidays. So they're going to move to where they may be paid better, may be able to surf everyday after or before work and be able to choose the schedule they desire.
    IF SOME ONE HAS A BSN THEN THEY WOULDNT HAVE A PROBLEM IN GETTING A JOB IN BC RIGHT? SO HOW COME THERES AN UNEMPLOYMENT ISSUE?
  6. by   lizzyberry
    Is it true employers will choose someone with a bsn first rather than adn.
  7. by   micdelrosario
    Quote from lizzyette
    Is it true employers will choose someone with a bsn first rather than adn.
    whats adn? is that the diploma?
  8. by   Fiona59
    My hospital chooses any warm body with a nursing license...
  9. by   lalaxton
    In Ontario there is more and more of a nursing shortage as well as the Ministry of Health helping graduating students find and fund positions. Right now in our hospital we are closing beds for lack of staff! So I obviously the problem is not an issue everywhere.
  10. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    If 1200 new Canadian grads are not going to find full time employment in Canada this year, why are hospitals going outside the country to places like the UK, France, Australia and the Philippines to recruit staff? The costs associated with these international recruits have to be astronomical. Job fair attendance in other countries, relocation allowances, credentialling costs, orientation and all the rest have to cost a ton of cash. And most facilities can't pay these imports less money than a home-grown nurse due to union contracts, so what's the deal? Where's the sense in that? Hire the grads from local schools, save a bunch of money and provide jobs for Canadians first, people!
  11. by   suzanne4
    Having a nursing license, even if it is a BSN does not guarantee a nurse that they are going to find work in the facility that they want, with the shift that they want, and the unit that they want. It takes all three things to come together for a fit to be made. And it is a fitting. You need to fit in with the customs, etc. of that place, and they need to adjust to you as well.

    And if you look at some of the postings from the US, you will see that this is the case there as well. Also depends on how well that the nurse markets themselves, the experiences that they are bringing with them, etc. I have seen one nurse go to interview at ten different places and never get the final offer, and then another nurse walks in, their first interview, and they get the job offer. Same as when going for any other job.

    License does not guarantee a job all over and in every place.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Even in the US, where you see Diploma RNs, ADNs, and BSNs; the last degree does not guarantee them a job. All comes down to what they are bringing with them as well, and how well they will fit in with the other staff that is already there. And that is a very big part of it. There are facilities that I have worked in where hiring is strictly up to the HR people, and to the other extreme where the nurse is interviewed by the manager, and then several of the staff nurses there as well. And even if the manager likes the person, but the staff do not, then that person will not get the job.

    There are mnay parts to the hiring process, it is not an instant thing.
  13. by   caroladybelle
    So much for the BSN only rule "helping" nurses?
  14. by   suzanne4
    And if it is a foreign nurse, and there are several applying, usually the job will go to the one that trained in that country and is used to that system. Their orientation will usually be shorter, and when the nurse can actually be placed on the schedule is the number one item.

    Does not matter if they have landed immigrant status, or even the green card in the US, but how soon that they will be adjusted to how things are being done where they will be working.

    When anyone goes back to train in their home country, that training does not guarantee them a spot where they really want to work at. They will still be considered as a foreign grad, same thing that we see happening in the US. There are actually areas where there are not that many openingd for new grads, such as the Bay Area due to the amount that wish to work in that area.

    Just something to think about.

close