News article claims Nursing shortage is on the rise in MA. - page 2
by cally527 | 3,868 Views | 17 Comments
"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
- 1Aug 15, '12 by nursel56 GuideIf 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?
- 0Aug 16, '12 by CapeCodDreamerQuote from chaisaciDon'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!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!!!!
- 0Aug 16, '12 by chaisaciQuote from CapeCodDreamerNot 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.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!
- 0Aug 17, '12 by chaisaciQuote from CourtneyHI have seen no ASN ones.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)
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.