UK - Fury as student nurses told there are no jobs for them

  1. STUDENT nurses have been told they may have to explore other career options when they have finished their courses due to a severe lack of positions in the area.

    Members of the School of Healthcare Studies have been told they will have career guidance in a bid to find other professions.

    A national shortage of nursing jobs has seen the students being told they could finish their three-year degree courses with little chance of finding employment once they have finished.

    Full Story: Fury as student nurses told there are no jobs for them [Wrexham Evening Leader,UK]
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  3. by   lee1
    Quote from brian
    STUDENT nurses have been told they may have to explore other career options when they have finished their courses due to a severe lack of positions in the area.

    Members of the School of Healthcare Studies have been told they will have career guidance in a bid to find other professions.

    A national shortage of nursing jobs has seen the students being told they could finish their three-year degree courses with little chance of finding employment once they have finished.

    Full Story: Fury as student nurses told there are no jobs for them [Wrexham Evening Leader,UK]
    I thought there was some idea that RNs who were there on immigrant visas would be asked to leave, who were not UK citizens
  4. by   HuggyPuglet
    Too many nurses in the UK?
  5. by   KAS71
    Look out! We're next! Soon, corporate America will replace us with lower paid workers. As I look back to the 35 years of changes that I have observed, I'm very concerned. This is only the beginning of the trend.
  6. by   cheshirecat
    No, not enough money to pay for anymore nurses in the NHS. Next time I miss a break because there is too much work for one nurse, I will think of the fat cats in Whitehall and Downing Street.
  7. by   KAS71
    When our elected officials weaken our laws, corporate hospitals and ECFs will behave the same way. Not enough money to pay for more nurses? In our country, this is due to the need for profit.
  8. by   Demonsthenes
    Monopoly capitalism is as prevalent, it seems, in the UK as it is in the USA.
    What is capital? Capital is money, industry, and labor.
    In monopoly capitalism, capital is shipped abroad rather than the products manufactured by native workers, using native industry, and using native transportation means.
    In true capitalism, native citizen workers, using the native industry base, and the native country's transportation system, ship finished products abroad.
    True capitalism is defined as inclusive of free enterprise and competition.
    Monopoly capitalism destroys true capitalism.
    The shipping of labor abroad can include "outsourcing", unjust legal immigration ( as is the case for nurses in the UK and the USA such that large number of foreign born nurses are brought into the country), and illegal immigration.
    The aforementioned has the consequence of impoverishing the general population (including nurses) and concentrating both political and economic power in a very few groups and entitities.
    "Monopoly Capitalism" is considered by many political theorists as the last stage of capitalism before a dramatic socio-political change occurs in which some form of socialism replaces capitalism.
    If you are a "true capitalist", like myself, you will take appropriate measures to alter the current prevalent forms of capitalism in both the UK and the USA, "monopoly capitalism" to "true capitalism".
    Best of luck to all of the British nurses.:angryfire
  9. by   nubes
    I beg to differ!

    As an EU immigrant in the UK, I travelled from Scotland to England for a job. I competed on equal terms with other people who were also interviewed. I was chosen.... they were not. It has nothing to do with cheap immigration in this country. Everyone on the NHS is paid according to the established pay scales. Yes, I know that it is hard to graduate from studying ANY degree and have to look for that first job. But since when is society obligated to give it to us? We must stop this attitude of waiting for everything. Go out there and get it!!!!

    PS: 2 years ago... there were not many jobs in Scotland and plenty in England. Now 2 years on .... it seems there are not too many jobs in England but THERE ARE jobs in Scotland! The pendulum swings.
  10. by   HappyNurse2005
    here's a follow up, now they say there are jobs:

    http://www.eveningleader.co.uk/title...714&officeid=1
  11. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from KAS71
    Look out! We're next! Soon, corporate America will replace us with lower paid workers. As I look back to the 35 years of changes that I have observed, I'm very concerned. This is only the beginning of the trend.
    I agree!
  12. by   Romeo4u-RN

    With the way things are happening now in America, I won't be surprised, if one those screw balls in Congress, all of sudden decides to import Chinese or Mexican nurses by the thousands with lower wages and better working conditions, and start employing them all around the country. Especially with that new guest working visa, that President Bush, has been trying to get approved in Congress. To me, this is just another smoke screen, that is going to take America by surprise, and eventually force alot of nurses in America to retire, and put alot of them on welfare. That is of course, if you don't fall asleep, and do something soon, like real pronto. But knowing well about the history and the secret agenda of Corporate America, you well probably once again be manipulated into beliving that is the right path to take, and before you know it, most of you will be working as cheap labor.
    So wake up America.


    Quote from KAS71
    Look out! We're next! Soon, corporate America will replace us with lower paid workers. As I look back to the 35 years of changes that I have observed, I'm very concerned. This is only the beginning of the trend.
  13. by   fusionfire32
    AS a nursing student, i am worried that i wont be able to get a job at the end of my training but there are reasons for it. the NHS is going under a massive change. a lot of work is going to be shifted within the primary (Community care). As with everything, change within such a large organisation is hard and it has its problems while going through that change. what some people dont understand is that before this problem, jobs used to be easy to find. but with the changes and cash strapped trusts, it is up to the student to get the best grades and experience and qualify with a degree as compared to a Diploma although the starting pay is the same. it is all about competition. just think for a change that the employer is more likely to employ a BSC hons graduate compared to a Diploma graduate as it gives them less to pay for the upgrade of their degree to BSC and the chances are more that the bsc graduate will climb up the career ladder faster.
    These are my views people may not agree to it. it is up to them to think what they want to do. i probably will look into moving anywhere where the oppurtunities are.
  14. by   VeryPlainJane
    Come To Kansas City...we Need Ya!

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