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Have you been accepted to a program? What semester are you in or when do you start? What kind of program are you in...for your experience will vary there as well.
Unfortunately, the economy has had an effect on nursing. There are reports right now that as much as 43% of new nursing graduates are having difficulty finding a job with the search being as long as 18 months or longer. When the economy dumped many nurses expected to retire could not.
Many nurses that left to be stay at home Moms returned to the workforce to support their families when their husbands got laid off. In some areas of nursing I thing males are given preference for their physical strength, they are usually not the one to stay home with sick little ones....and they don't get pregnant.
I think it varies from location to location and state to state.....with only about 10% of the nursing population being male it stands to reason that males are more likely statistically to get hired. Some interesting threads.
There is a glut/surplus in the nursing graduate market right now with
six hospitals in the Daughters of Charity Health System in Los Angeles. Each hospital has a program in place aimed at hiring
at least 10 new grads a yea
r, but the competition is fierce. Karam often receives more than 1,000 applications for each post.
For other positions, the hospitals prefer experienced nurses
New grads experiences vary location to location and facility to facility. As you become familiar with this community....you will find a ton of information at your finger tips. There is a search option in the upper right hand corner....you don't need to even ask a question and you may find your answer. Type your subject like...new grads....or nursing shortage......and you will get results for your reading pleasure....like first year after licensure...First Year After Nursing Licensure
. We have nursing student assistance for homework help as well.
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I wish you the best on your nursing journey