what many of us know about being a newbie RNRegister Today!
- by Pedal Jul 8, '12...but this may help some of us in light of all the disbelievers out there:
Minnesota public radio podcast:
Marketplace Money: "Finding a job is not easy for new nurses"
http://www.marketplace.org/node/56280/playerLast edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 8, '12 : Reason: added audio source
- Jul 9, '12 by kabfighterIt's good that some media outlets are finally acknowledging that the nursing shortage is not a shortage of qualified nurses, but a shortage of nursing positions. I was fortunate enough to receive a job offer on a med-surg unit before I graduated this May, but many of my classmates have not had the same luck. They all thought I was crazy for sending out applications in January...
It sounds like the guy's setting himself up for more problems by going back to school for a BSN. I'm not sure how valued the BSN is in Minnesota, but I'm pretty sure it won't be the key that will get him into a hospital gig. If his family is barely making ends meet right now, I can't imagine that two years of tuition costs will help their financial situation.