Nursing: One of the 6 Thriving Jobs that are Here to Stay???

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    If this article on yahoo is true, then why am I, as a new grad with a BSN, unemployed???

    http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/career-arti...e_to_stay-1001
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    You, too?? I laughed so hard I almost lost my coffee when I read that. Thankfully, I stopped at an associates. Several that I graduated with are going the RN to BSN route. I don't see how throwing more money at it will make it any better at this point. More than happy to go that route AFTER I have a job.
    RN <><, tokidoki7, Not_A_Hat_Person, and 2 others like this.
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    Well, the masses of unemployed new grad nurses who have been recently churned into the available labor pool aren't exactly "thriving."
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    Might not be thriving today, but over time you will. Most of those job openings will eventualy, when employers decide it is safe to hire new employees. Not sure how long it will be though.
    jeanyis, lindarn, and VickyRN like this.
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    I saw yet another thing on "top five jobs that are recession proof" on yahoo news. How are people so grossly misinformed - aren't reporters supposed to know their stuff? It quotes that there are 116,000 open positions in hospitals right now and another 100,000 in nursing homes. It states a high median wage and lures you in with a link to online programs, stating that now is a good time to go back to school and increase your earning power. It is misleading! It pushes a group of people to go into nursing for financial, economical reasons, which I personally think should not be the leading reasons for going into this field. There are also not enough teachers to teach nursing, so it's not as easy to get into school and people are not informed of all these difficulties before they take the leap. When will it stop!!!
    colleenk63, blueheaven, 2B1WhoSaves, and 3 others like this.
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    This article really got my goat. I wanted to post a reply but couldn't see how to do it. So misleading. No mention of new grads without jobs. Also, there are very, very few jobs for experienced RN's either - there used to be tons of them.
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    Yes, it looks like a perfect field: quick 2 years of school and BAM!! You're making the money. However, research MUST be done before doing something like this - people either figure it out on their own or seek the assistance of school advisors, and somewhere along the line I feel that they will become aware of all of the hidden facts that aren't advertised widely.

    In regards to people going into the profession for the wrong reasons - Those who aren't meant to be nurses will more than likely be weeded out (sorry if that isn't proper English LOL) through the whole process of pre-reqs, waiting lists, interviews, nursing school itself, etc.
    Pedsnurze, 2B1WhoSaves, lindarn, and 1 other like this.
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    I am a new graduate who is employed (thankfully!), but I wonder how many years it will be before I get here..... "median 2008 annual wage for registered nurses was $62,450"! I think my state must have contributed the low numbers when the average was calculated
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    Very misleading article. Aside from the clear misrepresentation of the current job market (that should turn on a dime sometime -hopefully soon - for a number of reasons) the author gives a website where you can get an "on-line" nursing degree. Oh yeah, right!
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    Quote from esunada
    i saw yet another thing on "top five jobs that are recession proof" on yahoo news. how are people so grossly misinformed - aren't reporters supposed to know their stuff? it quotes that there are 116,000 open positions in hospitals right now and another 100,000 in nursing homes. it states a high median wage and lures you in with a link to online programs, stating that now is a good time to go back to school and increase your earning power. it is misleading! it pushes a group of people to go into nursing for financial, economical reasons, which i personally think should not be the leading reasons for going into this field. there are also not enough teachers to teach nursing, so it's not as easy to get into school and people are not informed of all these difficulties before they take the leap. when will it stop!!!

    i truly don't mean to nitpick unnecessarily, but i would like to point out a few things:

    this piece http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/career-arti...e_to_stay-1001 is not a news article. it is contained within the hot jobs channel of the yahoo web portal.

    note the byline - the author is a representative of www.findtherightschool.com. is this person qualified to discuss the career outlook of registered nurses, or is his purpose to entice you to click to the above website and hopefully enroll in some educational program?

    note this sentence in the section on nursing:

    prepare to land an opening by completing an online associate or bachelor's [color=#008693]degree program in nursing.
    no mention, of course, of the clinical component of nursing education.

    the wage and projected employment statistics are taken directly from the bureau of labor statistics - i would consider them valid for the decade being projected (2006-2016).

    http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291111.htm

    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm

    again -- just because this feature popped up on the yahoo.com home page today does not make it news, does not mean it is a piece of journalism, and does not mean that the reader shouldn't evaluate it critically.
    Pedsnurze, Jamesdotter, hbgwan, and 14 others like this.


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