I am a nursing instructor. I have been teaching LPN's for over 7 years now. The one school that I teach at is run by the state of NEW YORK. (first mistake). Some turkey in Albany decided to help their hopeless budget that all adjunct teaching staff was to be eliminated.
This makes perfect sense--since we are in a horrendous nursing shortage and if I don't teach next year that means 10 potential students will not become nurses. But this is about more than me.
The other part time instructor position = 10 more students.
The nursing assistant program has been cut by 2/3. This means that the 75-100 applicants that are always waiting to start one of the three programs we offered will now be waiting until they are ready to retire.
I just can't believe how these people think they are helping the state--We seem to take one step forward and three back. I will survive since I have other jobs, but those potential nurses and nursing assistants may end up with other jobs just because they can't wait for the training. Sad Sad Sad.
May 9, '02
Forevery penny the state saves they will spend 100 dealing with bad patient outcomes. You don't have to live in NY to know that.
Last edit by oramar on May 9, '02