Fox News- Nursing: Recession Proof Career? - page 4

by Valerie Salva 7,553 Views | 35 Comments

this article was posted by hopefullyanrnsoon in the middle of the "nursing market cools" thread. i thought the article was very interesting, and deserved its' own thread. here it is: "the reason i decided to do it is no... Read More


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    im sick of all of these people choosing nursing b/c they think that its a "safe" profession. if your heart isnt in it then don't go into it. i guess a good side of the situation is that half the people that try to get into nursing fail miserably and end up going into a psychology major
    Valerie Salva, nclady31, TinkerNurse, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from Pineapple devil
    im sick of all of these people choosing nursing b/c they think that its a "safe" profession. if your heart isnt in it then don't go into it. i guess a good side of the situation is that half the people that try to get into nursing fail miserably and end up going into a psychology major
    Ouch! Psych. major and nurse here! I do agree with you however. Its unfortunate folks might be drawn to nursing simply because of perceived $$ security. I went into nursing for all the wrong reasons long ago, only to find it was a great match for me. Had it not been, I think I would have bolted long ago! In my years in nursing I have seen the economy swing like a yo-yo. Thats easier to ride out as an accomplished nurse. I wish others such as new grads were having an easier time of it now. Nursing school is no picnic - then to have trouble finding a job - yikes! Best of luck new grads and hang in there!
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    Hahaha Nursing Reccsion proof?????? I used to think so... Not anymore... I am a R.N working, mmhmm,let me rephrase that "Was a nurse working at Beaumont hospital for the last 2 1/2 yrs of my life and was just laid off today.. I could not belive it. I was in shock. I come into work then the next thing I no I am being called into the managers office.. they told me they no longer needed me because of the current reccesion and basically that they needed to "Budget".. Has any other Nurses been layed off??
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    I'm 20 and just applied to nursing school- (I'm not wanting to be nurse for security- I want to help and care for people in need) but this forum is scaring me! Do you think nursing school for new students is not a good route to go?
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    Valerie, kudos to you for taking action. I, like so many readers are tired of hearing the misinformation being put out to the general public. Also, I am tired of hearing all of the b & ming going on without any action. I will not join the ANA as someone suggested because after seeing how they portray us (nurses) stating that they are the voice of American nurses but are acting in a way that appears to be contrary to what I know as a nurse and what I see happening to nurses everyday. In the meeting that they had with Obama, all he did was blow smoke .... and they just lapped it up. He didn't have anything substantial to say to them and they all smiled and clapped and nodded their heads. It was sickening.
    I read many papers both online and in paper and whenever and I mean WHENEVER I see some garbage like what was written, I stop reading immediately and write the editor and/or the reporter that wrote the article to point out the misconceptions. If that means that I have to stop even longer to 'join' before I may comment, so be it. If I sit and do nothing but be angry, sad or scared about the future in nursing and my working conditions, and so nothing but join in on these types of conversations then I deserve to get what I get! We all do. This is not said to hurt or anger anyone, but as another poster said, she has tried for 10 years to make changes. Well, here is our chance. RIGHT NOW. Before healthcare reform is passed in legislation NOT after. Look at what the docs are doing!! They have joined TOGETHER and are taking some ACTIVE action to ensure that they are heard....BEFORE this gets passed.
    Ohh, sorry but this just is really hitting home for me and I for one cannot just sit and not do something. I hope that you all will take the time to do something too.
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    I don't know why the media is either too stupid or not honest to the public. They have been honest about the surplus of law degrees, though--> bar-raised-for-law-grad-jobs: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

    There are surpluses of nurses and pharmacists but no one talk about it.
    I think people have the idea that healthcare is permanently recession-proof


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