Jobs for male nurses - page 2

Hi Everyone, I'm in a BSN right now and have about 3.8 gpa and everything is going well. I've heard that the market is oversaturated with nurses and people are really having difficulty finding... Read More

  1. by   head3rd
    It is true there are quotas to be filled, in Nursing males are a minority. When I graduated I knew of 10 guys that all applied to the same residency and we were all hired. We made up 20% of the new hires
  2. by   thrumylense
    Here is my issue. I have 23 years of very strong and diversified ICU/CCU/Intermediate Care experience. I left the field for 6 years. I came back and finished a RN refresher course at the end of June. I did exceptionally well in the course. My preceptor told me following my clinical section that I was very much ready to go back to nursing and into ICU. He stated you are ready! It made me realize that I had really not forgotten anything. My wife and I live in Washington state. There is a very large number of nurses job hunting and few jobs. It is a hospital employer's market for sure. The hiring atmosphere is cold and indifferent for the most part. No one wants to hire here unless you have current experience. There are nurse residency programs here but very far and few have openings. I even saw a job posting for ICU that said you had to have at least a year of ICU experience for the residency! Crazy. With my experience I know I am v=better qualified than a large number of nurses working in ICU's here.I have considered traveling but you have to have at least 6 months current clinical experience before travel agencies will talk to you. .....I am stuck!!!!
  3. by   icuuci
    male nurses are no exception to the economy.
  4. by   thrumylense
    I am very aware of that. Just stating my situation here. I have done hospital related work many years (35) and never thought nursing as a profession would be like this. There was a day that it was common for hospitals to offer bonus incentives to hire on! I was in that situation in 2002. The entire northwest is the single worse large region now for hiring.

    If anyone wanted to know if they should go into nursing now.......well, I would be honest and tell them to wait and watch the trends in the future. It is no longer the secure profession it was for most of it's history.
  5. by   iaca
    I hope the situation improves then! I will finish in 2013, will be 30 when I'm done, and I don't have a plan B!

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