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- Jun 25, '12 by perioddramaNew grads are having a hard time finding jobs right now. That's the current reality, unfortunately.
- Jun 25, '12 by roser13The current reality is that MANY new grads cannot find employment. Whether or not this will be the case when you graduate is anyone's guess.
- Jun 25, '12 by Sun0408There is no nursing shortage and many many new grads as well as experienced nurses are having a tough time finding a job. Some areas are better than others, some places like hiring new grads; while others don't; it really just varies...
Take a look around here and see the posts about the job market, look in your local paper see what they have listed under healthcare, call your local hospitals or go to their website and see the listings they have. What is going on in your area is the most important.
- I knew the whole "shortage" thing was bull a long time ago. It's a little discouraging and I don't even have a license yet. I just stop and think sometimes that this just does not add up. I live in NY and I just can't imagine what it would be like once I finish nursing school. There are millions of nurses here in NY. How can they all possibly find employment???
- Jun 25, '12 by koi310Broadly put, there are no significant number of jobs available. What few jobs are actually available are fought over by both new graduates as well as experienced nurses. Hiring freezes are not uncommon. Meanwhile, administrators are free to do whatever they want to their employees and prospective new hires because of the large number of Rns looking for work. Will the job market ever improve? Who knows.It's not a good idea to go into healthcare right now unless you just "know" you want to be a nurse and are willing to devote a lot of time and effort into starting your career.
Also: you should enroll in a BSN program, not an ADN.Last edit by koi310 on Jun 25, '12 : Reason: Extra info
- Jun 25, '12 by koi310I forgot to add: you might want to look at rehabilitation-oriented jobs like PT/OT/speech or audiology. If you're looking at a 2-year vocational program, then PTA/OTA /EMT.
- Like most people who want to become nurses, I will try stay positive. Hopefully by the time I graduate, things will have improved. I wish all the best to any nurses currently looking for employment.
Anyone else with any insight?
- Koi I respect those jobs, but nursing is what I need to do. I have specific goals as far as nursing is concerned and I
have to carry them out.
- Jun 25, '12 by netglowI was relieved that a relative of mine just switched majors out of nursing. She needs, as we all do to work once she graduates, and would not/should not need to put up with what nursing has become either. She is a smart cookie, that girl. Her DON was stunned because she was the top of her class. She enjoyed it, but she is level headed - a gift.