News article claims Nursing shortage is on the rise in MA. - page 2

by cally527

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"There is no nursing shortage!" If I had a quarter for every time I have read that phrase here on Allnurses.... So I was surprised when I read the following article and read the highlights of the survey the article is quoting... Read More


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    If for any reason a shortage actually does return, they'll want you. If there's one thing this whole business has taught me, it's that most employers are soulless and mercenary. Has anyone noticed them offering a pay incentive to the nurses who went to school longest? Not really. Essentially, because of the economy, they are getting something they claim to value for free. What's not to like?
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    There's a shortage of nursing jobs not a shortage of nurses willing to do the job.
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    Quote from chaisaci
    No one wants to hire RN's w/out a BSN and therefore your shortage (in my area) so there are PLENTY of RN's DYING to work but we can't b/c no one wants us! GRRRR!!!!
    Don't forget, even if you are a new-grad BSN, you somehow miraculously have to have 1-2 years NURSING (not nursing assistant, patient care tech, etc) experience already!
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    Quote from CapeCodDreamer
    Don't forget, even if you are a new-grad BSN, you somehow miraculously have to have 1-2 years NURSING (not nursing assistant, patient care tech, etc) experience already!
    Not if you apply for one of those awesome "new grad" positions that I have seen tons of-for BSN's, 8-12 weeks training depending on the hospital then bid into your new position. Pretty sweet deal.
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    I have seen hardly any new grad positions for anyone, ADN or BSN. What facilities have you seen them for?

    (I have seen: Emerson hosp, NE Baptist - over a month ago; and good Samaritan keeps posting one)
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    Quote from CourtneyH
    I have seen hardly any new grad positions for anyone, ADN or BSN. What facilities have you seen them for?

    (I have seen: Emerson hosp, NE Baptist - over a month ago; and good Samaritan keeps posting one)
    I have seen no ASN ones.
    Good Samaritan does it ever 8 weeks I believe, Tobey does it, St Luke's does it-St. Luke's even has new grad ed program-I am unsure how long the SC programs are or how often they run but I have seen them post 4 programs since I graduated. There were some in the boston area but that is too far for me so I didn't read up on them, but there were a few there. Wish they took ASN's! Oh and few of the skilled facilities do it to Kindred and Brandon woods both had postings.
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    I for one, don't think their research took into consideration the increase of RN's that colleges/universities are spitting out yearly. It far exceeds the vacancy % which is why there are so many RN's out of work.
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    I have had no job since my graduation(1.3 years now). If there was a shortage I would have landed a job right after my graduation. I have made over 50 applications even to the surburbans in MA.
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