Is Healthcare Still a Promising Field? - page 6

I found the following article on USNews when I was checking out a link about PTs being one of the top ten careers in 2009. While perusing through this site, I've read several posts commenting how new RN graduates are having hard... Read More

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    Ah. And the baby boomer generation getting older adds to the need. Gee, so, I guess in about five years, I'll be in a wonderful situation as a nurse...........<_<...............errr.

    If 2015 is really the start date, I AM SO GOING TO GET MY ASS TO THE ICU WHERE I WANT TO BE BEFORE THEN.

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    Quote from JoPACURN
    I am very, very concerned that we, as a society, are not proactively training the newer grads and taking them in and preparing for the 2015 exfiltration of nurses.

    I am very concerned that ALL of this hiring freezes, mandatory vaccinations and poor treatment of the newer nurses will hurt and bite them all in the end.

    I cannot understand our and lack of preparation. I just don't get it.

    I am one of many that is going to say, "I told you so."
    Believe it or not this has happened before. In mid 80s to early 90s a whole generation of nurses were lost to a tight job market. This situation help bring on the shortage of the late 90s early 21st century. When the chickens came home to roost and the nurse shortage started you heard healthcare cry and moan but you never heard they take responsibility for the situation. They are doing it again and this time they are going to cause a worse nurse shortage than the one before. I am at the point of closing my ears to the whole business. But I can't can I, one way or another it will affect me.
    Last edit by oramar on Sep 27, '09
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    There was a time after Hurricane Katrina, when New Orleans, LA needed nurses. We now have a glut and I really feel bad for those new nurses that cannot find a job in NO. Just two years ago, some hospitals were offering big sign on bonuses but now we have more nurses then we have jobs. In a few years Charity Hospital will be rebuilt or replaced (the debate is still on) and the LSU system will be finished adding on to the interim hospital and there will be jobs. Just a FYI to those who have "heard" that there are jobs in New Orleans; there are no jobs right now. However, in Lafayette and Monroe LA they are still begging for nurses. Good luck:smiletea2:
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    I recently got my CNA because I want to go into nursing eventually, and I enjoy working with the elderly.

    However, I see far too many people feeling from corporate jobs into healthcare right now, just because they can't get hired in the business world right now (recession going on). This is all wrong. Some of these people lack compassion and are simply in this for the money. They dislike their patients - are even rude to their patients. And they carry the corporate mentality with them into healthcare, and it just doesn't jive very well, corporate ethics and healthcare ethics are two different things. In healthcare, the bottom line is patient health and well being. In corporate America, bottom line is money and profits. I would like to urge these people to get out of healthcare, they just don't belong
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    Quote from Lendytaylor10
    I recently got my CNA because I want to go into nursing eventually, and I enjoy working with the elderly.

    However, I see far too many people feeling from corporate jobs into healthcare right now, just because they can't get hired in the business world right now (recession going on). This is all wrong. Some of these people lack compassion and are simply in this for the money. They dislike their patients - are even rude to their patients. And they carry the corporate mentality with them into healthcare, and it just doesn't jive very well, corporate ethics and healthcare ethics are two different things. In healthcare, the bottom line is patient health and well being. In corporate America, bottom line is money and profits. I would like to urge these people to get out of healthcare, they just don't belong
    You have obviously never been to a hospital being run as a proper business. You're living a fantasy non-reflective of the real world.
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