Jobs hard to find for new nurses. Duh!
- 5Jan 31, '10 by CaLLaCoDewhen john jerzak started nursing school in mid-2006, hospitals were offering $5,000 signing bonuses to nurses who promised to stay in their jobs for a year. predictions that the country faced years of nursing shortages were a "mantra," jerzak said.
the promise of that level of job security was appealing to a guy who had spent decades in a blue-collar airline job and was enduring post-9/11 pay and pension cuts.
"i really felt that it would be like picking low-hanging fruit from a tree, and the choices would be abundant," said jerzak, who is 55 and lives in springfield, delaware county.
what a difference a recession makes.
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- 1Jan 31, '10 by redbeansI'm in an ADN program and on the first day one of our instructors told is to get our BSN within in a few years. I planned to take a few years off and then get it anyway.....but for those that don't or if I don't follow my plan, I hope it doesn't.
I just want to get finish this program first. This is the best route for me at this point.
- 3Jan 31, '10 by hiddencatRNQuote from Cindy-sanWe're placed throughout the tri-state region. Hahnemann is *definitely* not large enough to accommodate us. The clinical groups are 6-8 students, and I think each clinical instructor has maybe 3 or 4 clinical classes?Wait are those 1,000 students all nursing?! How the flying fig trees do they get clinical time/slots/instructors for all those students?!!
- 2Jan 31, '10 by JenniferSewsThanks Captain Obvious!!! Preach it sista! My city had 2 BSN options and 3 ADN CCs when I started my prereqs and the 3 year wait list. They added 3 new for profit schools offering BSNs with no wait list in roughly 2 years, churning out hundreds of new grads twice a year. It's insane!
- 3Jan 31, '10 by Meriwhen Senior ModeratorAt least he stayed in the other job long enough to snag the pension...the year off between graduation and looking for work may not have helped land a nursing job, but he's got some income to live off of while he looks.