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

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

  1. 5 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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  3. Visit  career#2 profile page
    #1 5
    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.
  4. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
    #2 4
    Well, the masses of unemployed new grad nurses who have been recently churned into the available labor pool aren't exactly "thriving."
  5. Visit  OC_An Khe profile page
    #3 3
    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.
  6. Visit  esunada profile page
    #4 6
    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!!!
  7. Visit  Vito Andolini profile page
    #5 5
    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.
  8. Visit  blondielocks profile page
    #6 4
    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.
  9. Visit  mich321 profile page
    #7 4
    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
  10. Visit  Smitty08 profile page
    #8 4
    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!
  11. Visit  Altra profile page
    #9 17
    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.
  12. Visit  IzzyKat23 profile page
    #10 6
    Quote from mich321
    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
    I am glad you are employed in your field! I was making nearly that much at the job I quit to go back to school for nursing. It makes me cringe when I hear people say things like they are in it because there are soooo many jobs . I just shake my head when I think of how much I was making and how I am living now because I am doing this with my . I may not find a job the second I get out of school in a few years but this is were I am supposed to be so I don't worry about that now. The people here for money are only "self selecting." I could not tolerate sitting in a cube and playing corporate for good money and job security hence I am here now :spin:. I just remind myself of that every time the brokeness of it all sets in. One can be a broke for a while though. Money is not all (even though it is helpful!) Nursing is what I want to do...and eventually if one really keeps at it they will find something. I know it is hard, I got my CNA in June and I still cannot find a job as a CNA full or part time while I am in school! Hopefully something will turn up as I try every day and I will have a job as a CNA through out school that will give me experience and I will already be with a hospital by the time I am done with school. Things always work out in the end...if they did not we would not be here

    Worrying only makes the journey harder and less enjoyable! Good luck to all the new grads in their search!!! I know it is frustrating but have faith that you will find the right job.
  13. Visit  guitarhero profile page
    #11 0
    I'm a new grad, no job yet. It just hurts me to hear that there is nursing shortage. Nurse Altra, I believe you.
    Nursing school is not as easy as to say "just two years and then earn money".
  14. Visit  gentle profile page
    #12 2
    Yes, Altra is correct.

    It is very difficult to look at the information being presented without having some type of emotion regarding whatever is being read. It is important to critically analyze any information that you read. Unfortunately, this is a "nursing life lesson." And it is a difficult one.

    Many hugs to you.

    BTW, whenever, I encounter nursing students who will be graduating within the next 4 - 6 months, I encourage them to locate employment now and if they have an offer to take it. In case they are unaware, I "hint" that the job market is not very good for nursing right now and that they will need to be aggressive in looking etc. Sometimes, it clicks . . . and other times it doesn't.
    Last edit by gentle on Nov 2, '09

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