Nursing shortage???

  1. A New Accelerated BSN Program launched to Meet Market Demand

    This program is "Designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field, the ABSN aims to produce future nursing leaders.... The degree program takes as little as 15 months to complete.... Enrollment is currently open, with the first cohort of students set to start in May."

    The "programs are being implemented to keep up with the latest healthcare trends, including market demand for bachelors-prepared nurses and the growing need for nurses nationwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor forecasts a shortage of more than 580,000 registered nurses by 2018."

    To view the whole article: Gwynedd Mercy University Launches New Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program to Meet Market Demand | Business Wire
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  2. 43 Comments

  3. by   Libby1987
    They're just peddling their product. Just like the junk food industry, doesn't matter who they hurt.
  4. by   ~PedsRN~
    I don't see a nursing shortage. I see hospitals that simply don't want to pay the money it takes to staff nurses accordingly. So it sure does feel like we are short all the time, when in reality - the jobs just aren't there. It sucks.
  5. by   ixchel
    There is only a shortage for young and pretty nurses.
  6. by   HouTx
    Looks like it's in the Philly area. Haven't we seen quite a few new grads in that area who are unable to find jobs?
  7. by   flyersfan88
    Quote from HouTx
    Looks like it's in the Philly area. Haven't we seen quite a few new grads in that area who are unable to find jobs?
    Yup. Market is rough here and there are many accelerated programs already in the area (me having graduated from the Rutgers program). So glad we can have 126818739th program here so more people can complain about broken promises.
  8. by   WookieeRN
    Quote from HouTx
    Looks like it's in the Philly area. Haven't we seen quite a few new grads in that area who are unable to find jobs?
    Yup, and this program actually used to have an ADN program and it looks like its completely gotten rid of that in favor of the ABSN. If the market wasn't already tough in Philly, it's about to get a whole lot tougher. GMU is not exactly what I would call cheap, either.
  9. by   Chocolate_RN85
    Where ? ⁉️ not really its all propaganda. There's no shortage , and even if there was they don't hire inexperienced nurses, period. They only hire a few to attend the new Grad program to say they support new nurses😒
  10. by   TheCommuter
    If the graduates of this accelerated program plan to remain in the Philly/NJ area after graduation, I foresee a bleak uphill battle for new grad nursing jobs.

    There's a glut of new grad RNs from D.C. to Boston.
  11. by   MatrixRn
    That is what is scary, not only does it create a new surge of new grad nurses.....but the program is pumping them out in 15 months!

    This program is saying that someone with an English degree - just picking one at random - is ready to be a nurse after 15 months of classes! The clinical rotations RN's are 4 semesters.....16 months...so how are they doing satisfactory clinical rotations and then also teaching patho, pharm etc on top of this??
  12. by   caliotter3
    Just wonder how many local prospective students seeking out that program will actually be gullible and clueless.
  13. by   jamisaurus
    Usually you have to take at least a years worth of pre reqs (chemistry, nutrition, physio) to even get in to the program. I did a 13 month ABSN, already have a degree in biology so I had most pre reqs done. I am now a critical care nurse. It was a great program. We usually had 12 hour clinicals 2x week and then had class 9-5 other days. Not just anybody can get through these programs, many people fail out.
  14. by   Eru Ilúvatar
    Quote from MatrixRn
    A New Accelerated BSN Program launched to Meet Market Demand

    This program is "Designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field, the ABSN aims to produce future nursing leaders.... The degree program takes as little as 15 months to complete.... Enrollment is currently open, with the first cohort of students set to start in May."

    The "programs are being implemented to keep up with the latest healthcare trends, including market demand for bachelors-prepared nurses and the growing need for nurses nationwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor forecasts a shortage of more than 580,000 registered nurses by 2018."

    To view the whole article: Gwynedd Mercy University Launches New Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program to Meet Market Demand | Business Wire
    I wish the ANA wasn't so much about patient safety and protection and more about advocating for the nursing profession, in the same way that the AMA looks out for the MD profession. There are already plenty of agencies that take care of protecting patients, but who is gonna take care of nurses? All these pop up programs should be shut down, there is no real need for them, we should control more the supply of RN like the AMA does for MDs so we as a professionals can be more respected by employers, there are so many new grads every cycle from nursing schools, that we are dime a dozen.

    Perhaps to prove my point I should open my own accelerated MD program. Anyone can apply, be an MD in 24 months. Give me your money!!
    It would probably be imposible to open such a program, and the AMA would be all over it in 2 seconds.

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