well, we are offended by you defensive absolute rejection of the reality in the situation. new grads can't find jobs. search this site, it will help you see the real situation out there right now. we can't help you because what you are looking for isn't the experience out there in the health care sector. aacn has based their figures not on actual nursing vacancies but on "projected" vacancies that not longer exist because the economy dumped. i am skeptical about data that can directly benefit the collector of that data. if i was employed by the college of nursing.......you bet you sweet patootie i'd be promoting enrollment. as i have said before, data can be manipulated to portray whatever the collector wishes.
"the united states is projected to have a nursing shortage that is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the need for health care grows.
compounding the problem is the fact that nursing colleges and universities across the country are struggling to expand enrollment levels to meet the rising demand for nursing care"
key word there is "projected". it didn't happen, us baby boomers remain employed because we lost our 401k's when the stock market dumped. because of our impending retirement and advanced age, many of us had aggressive mutual funds, as advised by many of these financial geniuses
, because we we close to retiring. well, now most of us can't retire.
it also doesn't exist because the "shortage" was calculated for mandated staffing on a national level by nurses that counted on the need for increased nurses based on the staffing model. mandated staffing has not occurred and most likely won't happen for many more years to come. those vacancies don't exist.
the ana has changed their stance slightly about the nursing shortage and has stated that the shortage is coming or will be renewed in the coming years......"the median age of nurses is 46. more than 50% of the nursing workforce is close to retirement. america is seeing vast increases in the number of people over 65. this age group has many medical and health needs, and will put a strain on our health system. recent reforms in health care will give millions of people access to the healthcare system. more nurses and health professionals are needed in response. these factors, combined with an anticipated strengthening of the economy, will create a renewed critical shortage for nurses."
renewed critical shortage because there is no shortage now
. nursing shortage
(from your source.)
even the aacn concedes that:
the tri-council for nursing released a joint statement on recent registered nurse supply and demand projections
, which cautioned stakeholders about declaring an end to the nursing shortage. the downturn in the economy has lead to an easing of the shortage in many parts of the country, a recent development most analysts believe to be temporary. i
n the joint statement, the tri-council raises serious concerns about slowing the production of rns given the projected demand for nursing services, particularly in light of healthcare reform. see www.aacn.nche.edu/media/newsreleases/2010/tricouncil.html.
the aacn goes on to say: "in a statement released in march 2008 (before everything went down the drain), the council on physician and nurse supply
, an independent group of health care leaders based at the university of pennsylvania, has determined that 30,000 additional nurses should be graduated annually to meet the nation's healthcare needs, an expansion of 30% over the current number of annual nurse graduates.
according to a report released by the american hospital association in july 2007, u.s. ( long before everything crashed)
hospitals need approximately 116,000 rs to fill vacant positions nationwide. this translates into a national rn vacancy rate of 8.1%. the report, titled the 2007 state of america's hospitals - taking the pulse
, also found that 44% of hospital ceos had more difficulty recruiting rns in 2006 than in 2005. (ah.....the good ole days. sign on bonuses, retainment bonuses and advertising for new grads and great orientation programs, all but gone now
based on finding from the nursing management aging workforce survey
released in july 2006
by the bernard hodes group, 55% of surveyed nurses reported their intention to retire between 2011 and 2020. the majority of those surveyed were nurse managers." in july of 2006 i was sitting pretty thinking i was pretty well off for retirement, boy was i wrong.
in july of 2006 hospitals were not laying off hundreds of nurses.
more than 700 nursing programs offering bachelor’s degree of science in nursing but their education may be lacking......does nursing education prepare nurses for the real world?
in a descriptive survey design, candela and bowlesasked 352 recent nursing school graduates how well their educational programs had prepared them for their first jobs as registered nurses, and what, if any, did they identify as the inadequacies in their education? these recent graduates said they were inadequately prepared in pharmacology, clinical practice, leadership, and the use of patient electronic medical records. most believed that their programs prepared them more for success on the nclex-rn exam than for practice. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/736236_6
as i mentioned before medscape requires registration but it is free and is an excellent resource.
what is keeping new grads/less experienced nurses from being hired and solutions?
the big lie?
losing our skills
the holy grail
take a job, any job
get out of the hospital
back to school?
does uncle sam want you?
feel like a little golf?
give us a chance
another reason the shortage is that the aacn and the ana also support safe staffing bill that will allow the importation on nurses form "regulated" countries deemed most in need by our government (now there's something i trust
) to further glut the market and cause a further decrease in demand and lower salaries for nurses here.
"(a) increasing visa numbers- section 106 of the american competitiveness in the twenty-first century act of 2000 (public law 106-313; 8 u.s.c. 1153 note) is amended by adding at the end the following:
as others on the other thread (the same subject) have suggested maybe changing you thoughts on your paper. maybe think about the joint commision and maintaining quality standards, the effect of press ganey surveys, short staffing and hiring freezes, hcas..... those are subjects we maybe able to help.