I know this is an old thread but, I wanted to make an inquiry and put my two cents in anyway. I currently attend Fortis in Centerville; and I have heard the same thing from 2 co-workers; one who attends a c.c. LPN-RN bridge program in the area and, one who works for a local hospital. What I don't understand is, why or what is the reasoning behind the "spooky do not hire list" and how does anyone know for sure that it really exists?
From what I have been seeing since being back in the Dayton area (almost 4 months), LPN'S AND RN'S EXPERIENCED OR NOT don't have much of an opportunity to land a job anyway do to oversaturation of the market; like many states in the country. Everybody is struggling to find a job. I've also noticed that many of the c.c. (not sure of the 4 yr colleges) have REDICULOUS waiting lists and academic competition just to get "on" the list is crazy. I'm also aware that Kettering College has their own RN program (LPN-BSN, RN-BSN, AND TRADITIONAL BSN TRACK) plus, they have ownership of 4 hospitals and MANY clinics around the Dayton metro area. So (in my own reasoning), why would the Kettering Network want to hire any graduates from ANYWHERE when they have their OWN SCHOOL? IMO the "career colleges/technical schools" are only filling a "need" or "demand" that c.c. cannot keep up with; and some "would be" student's aren't willing to wait or delay their education because the c.c. don't have enough staff and clinical instructors.
I really don't see what the difference is in hiring a graduate from a "career college" vs. a c.c. because both teach "hands-on, real-world" simulated and on-site clinical education, getting the student ready to become a "Bed-Side RN" while the 4 yr universities stress "management" skills. Is there is a business contract between the schools and said hospitals that makes this situation difficult for those of us who will be graduating from these kinds of educational institutions? I am aware that my institution has a relationship with the Iasis health system, who have facilities in many different states. They come to the school to recruit the soon-to-be graduates to work in their facilities. From my understanding, if you accept a position with them, they will either completely or partially pay off your student loans incurred during school for a 2 year commitment. So, what gives?