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*UNEMPLOYED NURSES* - page 6

Ello~ I'm just curious to know, for those of you who are unemployed nurses, exactly how long have you been looking for work? What are you (LPN,RN,BSN-RN,MSN-NP,etc.) How many previous years of... Read More

  1. Visit  bree* profile page
    #65 3
    Quote from B52-H
    I have to agree completely, granted I was limited to only southern California for rotations, but I only once thought to myself "Wow how old is she and how long has she been working here?!"
    Lol! So did I! I would have been MUCH happier to see older nurses working...but on top of them being smart enough to get their fannies out of nursing before it all came tumbling down..the ones who didn't have a lot of experience and demand fair pay...which pretty much gets them exiled from nursing altogether. Employers don't need older nurses letting everyone else know that nurses actually have rights and deserve fair wages...that would be a disaster!
  2. Visit  MHSA LPN profile page
    #66 9
    Laid off journalist. Covered medical and fitness news. New LPN. Graduated in August. Passed NCLEX in October. Became IV certified in November. Sent out a gazillion applications. Had 2 interviews. One was for a job at an ALF. Salary: $12 an hour (no typo). I've been working as a legal writer since September. A Home Health agency has expressed interest. They gave a me a test that was harder than any test I've taken, and then invited me to an orientation next week, so even though I feel defeated, I am hopeful.
  3. Visit  bree* profile page
    #67 2
    Quote from desonta
    Laid off journalist. Covered medical and fitness news. New LPN. Graduated in August. Passed NCLEX in October. Became IV certified in November. Sent out a gazillion applications. Had 2 interviews. One was for a job at an ALF. Salary: $12 an hour (no typo). I've been working as a legal writer since September. A Home Health agency has expressed interest. They gave a me a test that was harder than any test I've taken, and then invited me to an orientation next week, so even though I feel defeated, I am hopeful.
    Home health took an interest in me, as well..but truth be told, I'm terrified to think they would even trust me, as a new nurse, to be unattended and caring for patients....I am completely inexperienced...practically feel like it's license suicide! However, I do wish you the best. I can't believe you were offered $12/hr...I used to waitress at IHOP's and made DOUBLE that.
  4. Visit  hope3456 profile page
    #68 4
    Based on my observations - nsg schools all over the U.S. increased their admission #'s to nsg schools dramatically in response to the 'nursing shortage scare' in and around 2002. My CC doubled their capacity. Now that there isn't as much of a demand - and in fact an oversupply - it seems they should respond to that and not be graduating so many new nurses. Of course that might make too much sense.
  5. Visit  B52-H profile page
    #69 8
    Random thought occurred to me while watching Animal Planet channel. I know the government has given millions of dollars in stimulus money to various industries to create innovation and jobs. Couldn't we take a bit of that money and fund some new grad transition programs? Doesn't even have to be employment, just clinical experience and some skills training to keep us fresh. Or is it already spent up?

    I am sure there is at least one program we could divert money from and the taxpayer wouldn't mind given the choice.

    Give a huge money grant to a group of scientists to study the mating habits of the
    Pot-Bellied Spotted Howling Gecko Wombat
    OR
    Create programs to help new grad nurses transition out of school; improving your healthcare by improving their skillsets.

    Give a huge money grant to researchers to create an alternative fuel out of bat guano that could one day generate enough energy to close your garage door
    OR
    Give grants to hospitals so they can accommodate more new graduates to prepare for the large influx of retirees.

    Just a thought.
    Last edit by B52-H on Feb 5, '11
  6. Visit  Catch22Personified profile page
    #70 8
    The more I read this thread, the more I regret my BSN.

    Right now I have basically a worthless piece of paper that I paid $80,000 for.
  7. Visit  lperkrn profile page
    #71 4
    Check this out
    "California's nursing shortage hasn't been fixed"

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...EDQP1HIIDK.DTL

    I'd say the writer is missing a huge piece--all the unemployed new grads. This writer needs to have a rebuttal. Anyone???
  8. Visit  MBARNBSN profile page
    #72 5
    Quote from b52-h
    or
    give grants to hospitals so they can accommodate more new graduates to prepare for the large influx of retirees.

    just a thought.
    what influx of retirees??? the nurses i work with that are near retirement age (70) all plan to die on the job (no joke). the only ones talking about retiring are non-nurses who have pensions coming from working for a company that provided a pension back when he/she started working in the 70s and 80s. everyone else had retirement plans wiped out by walstreet, including me... however, i am relatively young just like the majority of my nursing co-workers so anyone waiting for us to retire will be waiting a long time.

    also, another thought... most older nurses with experience do not work bedside any more, which is where new nurses need to start. so the influx of jobs will not be by the bedside any time soon even if they do retire. yes, i understand that if they retire from their nice positions that will open them up for experienced bedside nurses to move into those positions. however, not all of us can afford the pay cut to take jobs away from the bedside. thus, the government should not waste more money on new nurses. many new nurses already wasted enough government money taking out loans to attend expensive nursing programs based upon rumors of a nursing shortage that never existed and may never exist.
    Last edit by MBARNBSN on Feb 5, '11
  9. Visit  B52-H profile page
    #73 2
    Quote from mbarnbsn
    what influx of retirees??? the nurses i work with that are near retirement age (70) all plan to die on the job (no joke).
    i meant the large amount of the public that is supposed to be retiring now (baby boomers etc) not nurses. i do agree that most of these people will probably not retire because retirements took a huge hit. check page 7 of the thread for a conversation about retiring nurses

    Quote from mbarnbsn
    thus, the government should not waste more money on new nurses.
    so you are in favor of studying the mating habits of the pot-bellied spotted howling gecko wombat ? just kiddin, i understand what you are saying. my random thoughts are not always the best lol
    Last edit by B52-H on Feb 5, '11
  10. Visit  B52-H profile page
    #74 1
    Quote from lperkrn
    Check this out
    "California's nursing shortage hasn't been fixed"

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...EDQP1HIIDK.DTL

    I'd say the writer is missing a huge piece--all the unemployed new grads. This writer needs to have a rebuttal. Anyone???
    Just sent him an email with a link to this thread.
    Last edit by B52-H on Feb 5, '11
  11. Visit  MBARNBSN profile page
    #75 1
    Quote from B52-H
    So you are in favor of studying the mating habits of the Pot-Bellied Spotted Howling Gecko Wombat ? Just kiddin, I understand what you are saying. My random thoughts are not always the best lol
    I thought this was funny. Thanks for the laugh!!!
  12. Visit  NewTexasRN profile page
    #76 4
    Words can't express how my heart breaks as I'm reading your posts. I feel for all you guys because I know what you are going through. I feel as if you guys have been betrayed by a system that only cares about making money. Hang in there. Some of you guys will have to relocate or pursue something else. My prayers goes out to you.
  13. Visit  MHSA LPN profile page
    #77 2
    They didn't offer me the $12 an hour job. They hired someone else. Sadly, I would have taken it if they had. Don't know how I would have paid the mortgage, though.

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