Will we remain divided and conquered? - page 2
"Divide and conquer" is one of the oldest tricks in the book, and it works on us. Man, does it ever work on us. I was just checking out a thread about male nursing, and you know what divided our... Read More
Jan 28, '07I'm not disputing the fact that there IS a nursing shortage. I'm disputing the fact that the shortage is caused by those nurses that are licensed but not working.
To me, constantly labeling the "31% of RN's not working as RN's" as the cause of the shortage doesn't make sense. If 31% of attorneys are licensed, but do not practice AND there is not a shortage of attorneys, then the shortage must be cause by some other reason. You see what I'm saying?
It's as if the non-working RN's are causing the shortage because they aren't working. I don't think that is relevant. There are plenty of fields in which people hold degrees and certifications, but they work in some other non-related field, or they don't work at all. But there isn't a shortage like nursing.
I think the shortage is caused by a lot of things. Lack of educators is a big one. Don't tell me there aren't enough students that want to be nurses. The problem is they cannot get into nurse. That is the main bottleneck, and if that were fixed, there would be plenty of nurses in the field.