*UNEMPLOYED NURSES* - page 2

by bree*

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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 experience do you have? Where are... Read More


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    Quote from wbdtrt
    I'm shocked at what I am reading! I thought it was just me but...

    Almost not worth taking the crappy jobs cause you /we know how we all will be treated!!! WOW!
    I would like to say that I am shocked..but I am a little bit relieved...to know that it's not me and that I made the right decision taking the LPN route and rejecting my acceptance to start in the RN program.
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    Quote from onaclearday
    I'd love for every facility to be required to disclose to the public exactly how many imports they've hired in the last 10 years, and what percent of total staff have been American citizens for over 5 years. Also what percent were educated here in the US. Just lay it on the table man.
    I'd give ANYTHING! There should be incentives for employers who hire U.S. citizens.
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    Quote from rshenry
    Passed NCLEX in June 2010. Can't find a new Grad job in my area. I am working in a non-nursing job but making more than a new grad RN.
    Stay there..hold on to it with your LIFE. NEVER LEAVE. I envy you in the best way possible.
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    Do you guys mind sharing what part of the country you are from? Naming cities would be great. I've just never seen anything like what you guys are describing. I would say less than 5% of nurses I've ever worked with or observed have been foreign. By the way, are you guys including CNAs in your count? There are many more foreign (mostly latino) CNAS than RNs and LPNs combined, but still no where near the number you guys are talking about. I wonder if it's just a geographical thing. Are you guys with the high foreign rate more in the Southern part of the country or in rural areas? I can also see California having a higher foreign nurse rate.
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    Quote from morphed
    Do you guys mind sharing what part of the country you are from? Naming cities would be great. I've just never seen anything like what you guys are describing. I would say less than 5% of nurses I've ever worked with or observed have been foreign. By the way, are you guys including CNAs in your count? There are many more foreign (mostly latino) CNAS than RNs and LPNs combined, but still no where near the number you guys are talking about. I wonder if it's just a geographical thing. Are you guys with the high foreign rate more in the Southern part of the country or in rural areas? I can also see California having a higher foreign nurse rate.
    Well I'm in NYC so that's no big surprise I guess..and nope, I only count RNs...when I say 90%+ are foreign, I'm speaking about the RNs.
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    This thread is borderline racist - moderators, please moderate.
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    Quote from regularRN
    This thread is borderline racist - moderators, please moderate.
    I haven't read anything racist here. It's really sad when people pull the race card out, unnecessarily. Please stick to the topic and let's not start trouble.

    There are a lot of really frustrated, unemployed nurses out there and allnurses is a place where they can come to vent, chat, provide hope, etc. I find it really unfair when someone starts unnecessary drama and I hope nurses can keep voicing their opinions without fear of someone making false accusations against them.
    Last edit by bree* on Feb 3, '11
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    Hey I don't personally care if there're a lot of foreign nurses. I just got involved in the conversation because I think it's interesting that people say more than 50% of the nursing staff is foreign, let alone 80%. It just seems statistically impossible.
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    Quote from morphed
    Hey I don't personally care if there're a lot of foreign nurses. I just got involved in the conversation because I think it's interesting that people say more than 50% of the nursing staff is foreign, let alone 80%. It just seems statistically impossible.
    In some areas it's MORE than statistically possible..and in others, you're right, it's not true. What city do you work in btw?
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    Hi everyone I am an RN in NYC graduated May 2009 and have applied to over 300+ positions in just about every area. Iíve put in applications at hospitals, flu clinics, LTC, schools, MD offices, etc. I am currently also volunteering and this may be a dead end as well. Apparently the facility has many applicants within the hospital and not enough openings. And unfortunately volunteers are considered external candidates. It is very frustrating because I keep hearing from recruiters that Iíve been out of school for almost 2 years and thatís a major concern for them. Iíve even had someone mention that its possible I donít interview well. How can I not interview well if no one will give me a chance to interview??Ö

    Iíve had 3 total interviews, one had no positions to offer me, and the second was looking for someone with experience. The third is my most recent and I am currently trying to follow up. I was supposed to receive a second interview and as my luck would have it the person was ill. So I am currently trying to get in touch with them but no one has returned my calls. I feel as though I may be losing out on another opportunity.

    While attending nursing school I was working as a PCP on a med surg floor and was supposed to be given first dibs on an RN position. At the time I mentioned to management my interest in a position and was told to put in an application and follow up with recruitment; which I did. After the first interview (with recruitment) I went to speak with management regarding the position only to literally watch a fellow classmate (not a current employee) walk out of her office. It was then that my boss told me she had just offered the ďlastĒ position and put blame on me because I took too long to put in an application. In my defense I was one of the few of my classmates working and attending classes so I had scheduling conflicts. That was probably the worse burn Iíve ever felt and even now because as I look back I realize that was the closest chance I had at getting into the nursing fieldÖ

    Regardless I have no choice but to keep working at it. I just needed to vent. I wish everyone all the best. Iíve been told this has happened in the nursing field before. So we just have to have faith and ride this out. Good luck guys.


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