*UNEMPLOYED NURSES* - page 8

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
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    I'm a cheerleader of REALITY. There's nothing hostile about my post. If I'm hostile, I guess the entire group of unemployed nurses that replied is also hostile. Are we not allowed to vent? What does it matter to you whether or not someone likes nursing? If you're employed and doing things with your nursing degree, the last place you'd be wasting your time is on an unemployed nurses thread.

    I never hid anything about my background and I find it funny that you are attempting to use it against me, as though I have some kind of hidden agenda. What in the world do I get out of asking unemployed nurses what their experiences have been like?..and YES, I do find the behavior of MANY nurses to be rather disgusting, vicious, and cruel. I have witnessed many things myself.

    Does the fact that I'm a brand new LPN make me less credible somehow? If you don't like my opinion and are also bothered by the fact that I make it LOUD and clear that I turned down RN school, then you simply shouldn't read this thread. This thread isn't about lying to people and telling them nursing is this grand, recession-proof, in-demand sort of profession. It's a thread where the unemployed are coming to vent. Didn't you read the title?

    No hostility..only reality here .
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  3. Visit  southeRNyankeee profile page
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    Did you read my post?

    Hidden agenda...using your background against you...is it really that serious? Unemployed nurses are definitely allowed to vent. I just got a job last month myself, and I was especially worried because I had to move right after graduation so I thought I was screwed but luckily for me it worked out. I was in the right place at the right time and landed a job. Because I've been employed for a month doesn't mean I can't read here.

    Where did anyone say LPNs aren't credible? I was an LPN and my experience helps me every.single.day as an RN. What I said was how can you have so much negativity (again with the calling nurses nasty and whatnot) for a field you haven't worked in yet?

    You think I don't like that you turned down a spot in an RN program? I'm tickled you think I care. What I said was in MY opinion (which is what you get when you post on public message boards) it might not have been the smartest thing because it might have helped you get a job as an LPN, which in turn might help you get a job as an RN when you are done if is your ultimate goal. If it's not you have two options- cut your losses and go back to what you were doing, or continue to try to find employment as an LPN.

    No one is lying in this thread. At this point no one here thinks this profession is recession proof. You're preaching to the choir, but you're also putting the choir down with comments of your disgust for the profession.
  4. Visit  bree* profile page
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    Quote from southeRNyankeee
    Did you read my post?

    Hidden agenda...using your background against you...is it really that serious? Unemployed nurses are definitely allowed to vent. I just got a job last month myself, and I was especially worried because I had to move right after graduation so I thought I was screwed but luckily for me it worked out. I was in the right place at the right time and landed a job. Because I've been employed for a month doesn't mean I can't read here.

    Where did anyone say LPNs aren't credible? I was an LPN and my experience helps me every.single.day as an RN. What I said was how can you have so much negativity (again with the calling nurses nasty and whatnot) for a field you haven't worked in yet?

    You think I don't like that you turned down a spot in an RN program? I'm tickled you think I care. What I said was in MY opinion (which is what you get when you post on public message boards) it might not have been the smartest thing because it might have helped you get a job as an LPN, which in turn might help you get a job as an RN when you are done if is your ultimate goal. If it's not you have two options- cut your losses and go back to what you were doing, or continue to try to find employment as an LPN.

    No one is lying in this thread. At this point no one here thinks this profession is recession proof. You're preaching to the choir, but you're also putting the choir down with comments of your disgust for the profession.
    Apparently you do because you mentioned it.

    Speak for yourself. There are still a lot of people out there that think nursing is recession-proof and in demand. Visit the pre-nursing or student forum.

    I'm finished replying to you. You really don't have anything relevant to offer to this thread. I know for a fact if I was hired/working I wouldn't be wasting my time on an unemployed nurses thread.
  5. Visit  Katie5 profile page
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    Quote from bree*
    What do you find so unbelievable? Why does it bother you that I was smart enough to stop after I finished my LPN and reject my acceptance into the RN program? We're talking about unemployed nurses here! If you want to ask me a personal question, private message me. You're nitpicking on a personal decision.
    I chuckled when I saw this- "a disgruntled LPN upset with her lot". Am I reading this correctly?

    If I am to infer from your posts( pls correct me), it does not sound particularly happy. Again, please correct me if I misinterprete. If you're still in the nursing field,and in the hospital, you do realise that the RN which appears you look down on, would have to supervise or at best, have some precedence in some matters, hospital policy allowing.

    Have I misinterpreted anything?
  6. Visit  Katie5 profile page
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    Quote from bree*
    Apparently you do because you mentioned it.

    Speak for yourself. There are still a lot of people out there that think nursing is recession-proof and in demand. Visit the pre-nursing or student forum.

    I'm finished replying to you. You really don't have anything relevant to offer to this thread. I know for a fact if I was hired/working I wouldn't be wasting my time on an unemployed nurses thread.
    Gently Bree, your post sounds quite angry. Does one's employment status make certain threads exempt?Nurses have empathy and might I add freedom of speech

    Calm your ire, it will get better.This too shall pass
  7. Visit  southeRNyankeee profile page
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    Quote from bree*
    Apparently you do because you mentioned it.

    Speak for yourself. There are still a lot of people out there that think nursing is recession-proof and in demand. Visit the pre-nursing or student forum.

    I'm finished replying to you. You really don't have anything relevant to offer to this thread. I know for a fact if I was hired/working I wouldn't be wasting my time on an unemployed nurses thread.
    Yes, lots of people think nursing is recession-proof. What I said was no one here, in this thread about how hard it is to get a job, feels that way.

    You are absolutely right, I am only a new grad who got a job less than a month after licensure in a city where I had no connections. I couldn't possibly have any advice to offer a job seeker. My bad.
  8. Visit  B52-H profile page
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    Came across this handout from the NLN/NSNA. Nothing really new for me, but may have advice some haven't considered.

    http://www.nsna.org/Portals/0/Skins/...tJobMarket.pdf
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  9. Visit  bree* profile page
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    Quote from B52-H
    Came across this handout from the NLN/NSNA. Nothing really new for me, but may have advice some haven't considered.

    http://www.nsna.org/Portals/0/Skins/...tJobMarket.pdf
    ^So much nonsense in that, of course..look at the source. But regardless, I still enjoy your posts on here B52!
  10. Visit  B52-H profile page
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    Quote from bree*
    ^So much nonsense in that, of course..look at the source. But regardless, I still enjoy your posts on here B52!
    Haha. Well there are some decent links at the end of the handout. One of the links is a survey of new graduates from last year. Helps put some numbers to my speculation about what its like out there.

    http://www.nursingworld.org/careerce...rchArticle.pdf
    Last edit by B52-H on Feb 5, '11 : Reason: Date Correction
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  11. Visit  mb1949 profile page
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    Well I'm glad it is not just me, but it is scary, I am on the edge of financial ruin, and sinking fast, I love nursing, loved my clinicals, and wanted this more than anything, but I am sorry to say, it has become impossible for me to stay in the field, I have to find a job any job.
  12. Visit  skqb profile page
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    [QUOTE=rntim49;4768224]
    Quote from skqb
    The nursing shortage was not engineered or misrepresented. The economy tanked and the large number of RN's expected to retire find that they can't afford to and they are remaining in the workforce. Additionally, the number of RN's that are mothers that typically cut down on hours, may have an unemployed spouse at home and they are now the major breadwinner. quote]

    B,S, this is the most ignorant statement I have ever read on this site. Yup, nothing to do with all that television, web site advertising telling us to enroll now!! (the nursing shortage will only get worse by 2012)
    Ignorant? No just working and hiring in a major city hospital so actually have a finger on the pulse of nursing in the urban setting.
  13. Visit  Guinea profile page
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    How's the situation for NPs without experience (those who went straight from BSN to MSN programs)? They're essentially cheaper family docs right? Are they immune to the glut?
  14. Visit  netglow profile page
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    I posted on another thread about NPs I've talked to. There is a glut in a way... the ones I've spoken with say they spread out and do many things to make a living. All I know still do RN bedside nursing for same RN rate. But, they also work clinic, office, some hospital, etc. Whatever they can get. I have seen recent ads for NPs or PAs to join hospitalist groups, so, that is a growing avenue... I do know an NP who works at a drugstore walk in clinic and seems to just boil over in happiness having autonomy and spending time with patients as she wants to. Never had a more thorough physical in my life I must say!!!!
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