Why are there no nursing jobs available for new grads? What is going on?? - page 2

by vab229

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I just graduated from an ASN program in May and I am about to take the NCLEX next week. I do currently have a temporary new grad license... But I just want to know why are there no jobs available? I live in Rhode Island and... Read More


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    must be regional.

    OP thank your lovely school for taking your money for false hopes.a lot of jobs are like this now I have a friend who cant find a job in social work.probably owes 60,000 + in school bills.
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    Also I am not saying that every older nurse should be banished but there should be a mix of older and new nurses.
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    Quote from jrwest
    must be regional.

    OP thank your lovely school for taking your money for false hopes.a lot of jobs are like this now I have a friend who cant find a job in social work.probably owes 60,000 + in school bills.
    PLEASE I don't even want to think of the fact that in the next couple of months I will be in repayment for all of my student loans. Ha its going to be like getting blood from a stone.
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    Quote from vab229
    What is it going to get to the point that you have a nurse coming into a patients room in a damn wheelchair with a magnifying glass to read the labels on the meds they are about to dispense?
    Yup . LOL. no, sorry , just kidding. But Since jobs no longer offer ANY security, and there wont be any social security left, what is someone who has an established job supposed to do - quit? And have zero income? Not like the gubernment is gonna help us any. hmm, deathsquad anyone? time to put down the useless oldies.
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    Well, here's another way to look at it. When these older nurses do start retiring because they just can't work anymore due to age, what if it's a mass exodus and there are not enough nurses to fill these positions because either they were licensed, new grads who couldn't find a job then went to work in another field entirely, or because there are not enough new grads exiting nursing school because the new incoming students are wise to the economy and major in something else? Then there will be a scramble to hire nurses, new grads with no experience or not. I am praying this economy takes an upturn before I graduate in 2015 because it would really suck to not be able to find work. It's cyclic........the economy, jobs...... Or I should say, it has always been cyclic in the past. At one point, maybe we will be too far gone for the economy to make an upturn. My personal choice is to take any nursing job I can find when I graduate, regardless of pay and hours, so that I can gain experience while getting my BSN to make me more competitive. We can't just stop educating people as future nurses because all the positions are filled "At the moment".
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    dont worry- you can keep deferring it like i did until i did have a job. or pay 5 bucks a week or something.
    Another friend of mine couldnt find a job in teaching( see, its not just nursing) . well, she did find a job- for 8 bucks an hour teaching for a catholic school. Nice thanks for paying 80,000 for a masters degree. 10 years later i dont think shes paid anything on it except interest
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    Quote from vab229
    Ok you guys don't have to jump on me. But I know for a fact that a local hospital has nurses that are so old working there that they can barely walk up and down the hallways.
    What is it going to get to the point that you have a nurse coming into a patients room in a damn wheelchair with a magnifying glass to read the labels on the meds they are about to dispense?
    Let me paraphrase what you wrote here: "Don't jump on me, just let me say something totally flameworthy and jump-on-able without consequences." Dude.

    It's rough being a new grad. I sent out hundreds of applications and got 3 interviews and 1 job offer. It's hard dealing with friends and family who don't get why you can't find a job. It's stressful seeing bills pile up while trying to find work.

    But the old bats who are hobbling down the halls don't owe you the courtesy of retiring so it's easier for you. They are not the problem, they are caught up in the same economic forces that are making it challenging for you to find work.
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    Quote from vab229
    Ok you guys don't have to jump on me. But I know for a fact that a local hospital has nurses that are so old working there that they can barely walk up and down the hallways.
    What is it going to get to the point that you have a nurse coming into a patients room in a damn wheelchair with a magnifying glass to read the labels on the meds they are about to dispense?
    It is also terrible to promote nursing as career path that will have a steady need for employees and a promising job outlook. Don't you think it sucks that there are lets say 700 new grads and none of them can get a job anywhere? So what does that mean? That I am going to be stuck living at home with my mom supporting me (my mom who is an older nurse) and so then she won't ever be able to retire because I will be the monkey on her back for the next 5 years while I sit around waiting for a job? It seems like a viscous and kind of downright stupid circle.
    So basically this generation is screwed because nobody can/will retire. Then everyone wonders why there are so many people on the take.
    If I had to do it over again I wouldn't have even bothered. The whole scenario seems absolutely asinine.
    Just remember. . .where you are now I once was. . .where I am now you will one day be
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    I don't think they are going to start firing experienced nurses just so new grads can have jobs.You're not alone. Thousands of new grads are struggling to find work.No one is obligated to give them all work.
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    Quote from jrwest
    dont worry- you can keep deferring it like i did until i did have a job. or pay 5 bucks a week or something.
    Another friend of mine couldnt find a job in teaching( see, its not just nursing) . well, she did find a job- for 8 bucks an hour teaching for a catholic school. Nice thanks for paying 80,000 for a masters degree. 10 years later i dont think shes paid anything on it except interest
    That's terrible. Then they wonder why people are so downright depressed in this country. Maybe I could go get a job at McDonalds...oh wait, I only have an ASN so they wouldn't even want me there either. haha


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