Another Article About the "Nursing Shortage" - page 2

Here is a news article and video about how the nursing shortage is affecting nurses at the bedside. Suzanne Gordon, a nurse and author of several books, tries to bring awareness to the public about... Read More

  1. Visit  Chloe'sinNYNow profile page
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    Quote from nieruth
    I don't think there is Really a Nursing shortage in US. Because if there has one, they should be importing lots of Nurses from different countries.
    They are in my hospital already. And they're supposed to be of higher education too! But they sure don' t seem to perform as such. They're supposed to refrain from engaging in their country's native tongue but they show no signs of ceasing this either. It presents a huge segregation in my hospital.

    Ah, but reality and what's "supposed" to happen on my unit seem to be mutually exclusive.

    Chloe
  2. Visit  Katnip profile page
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    Quote from ToxicShock
    What's going on at the bedside? I've heard of "abuse" from other nurses and doctors, but what kind of abuse?
    It's not even the "abuse" that you refer to. It's long hours, working short-staffed on a consistent basis, putting up with "the "customer is always right" attitude regardless of what is good for the patient, often having to take on more than just nursing duties, poor pay, nurses with 20 years' experience making less than new grads. The list goes on.
    gogogirl and TheCommuter like this.
  3. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from Katnip
    nurses with 20 years' experience making less than new grads. The list goes on.
    This is off-subject, but I recently discovered that I'm earning a higher hourly pay rate than a coworker with many years worth of experience. In fact, this middle-aged woman is the lowest-paid nurse in the building.
  4. Visit  jjjoy profile page
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    I don't know if teachers' unions are an issue across the board. I've heard of different compensation for instructors in different schools of a university. For example, I've heard of instructors in the business school of a uni making more than instructors of a similar level of course (undergrad, masters) with a similar degree (PhD) in a different school at the same uni. Maybe the graduate division of the business school had much higher fees and tuition than other schools in the university allowing them to offer higher salaries. I know it's not uncommon for professional graduate programs to have higher fees than other graduate programs in a uni. I don't have the details, unfortunately.
    Last edit by jjjoy on Jun 3, '08
  5. Visit  Chloe'sinNYNow profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    This is off-subject, but I recently discovered that I'm earning a higher hourly pay rate than a coworker with many years worth of experience. In fact, this middle-aged woman is the lowest-paid nurse in the building.
    WHAT?!?! How is this possible? Did she miss her raises over the years? Is this our own fate? I thought all new grads started at entry level pay.

    Chloe
  6. Visit  bill4745 profile page
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    If nurses are in such a dire need, why are there only 50 (for example) spots open, when there are over 200 applicants? Not enough nursing teachers? Then encourage THAT!

    I make more than the nursing instructors that taught me. Crazy!


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