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There is no nursing shortage! To all of the newcomers...

  1. 0 Contrary to popular belief and word of mouth, there is no nursing shortage for RN. Finding a job is a 5 letter word. Human Resources will tell you there is a hiring freeze due to the economy and colleges are graduating a ton of RN's who have no jobs. Human Resources will also tell you to take whatever you can find. When I enrolled in RN school I was told there was a shortage of nurses and there would always be a job. What is there a shortage for? There are shortages of APN. Please consider this when thinking about RN school
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    Joined Jul '13; Posts: 1.

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  3. Visit  LoriBSN2b profile page
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    Fortunately that's dependent on the region.
    CURRYA, twigszoo, and i♥words like this.
  4. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    I still see articles to this day about the impending shortage/crisis. Tell the new grads!
    studentmom1418 likes this.
  5. Visit  203bravo profile page
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    Quote from lorirn2b
    Fortunately that's dependent on the region.
    This is absolutely correct.
  6. Visit  DadStudentPerhaps profile page
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    I posted this on a different thread, but Methodist Hospital in Memphis is once again offering their Nurses a bonus for referrals. If they are hired, the Nurse gets $1200.00.
    CURRYA likes this.
  7. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
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    I don't think there is a shortage of APNs either- I personally work with several as staff RNs who cannot find NP positions either- and we're in a major US city.
  8. Visit  16mm profile page
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    I would say it's area specific also. And are these statistics just for hospitals? It always seems that there are LTC's or clinics hiring.
    CURRYA likes this.
  9. Visit  meeep profile page
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    Quote from DadStudentPerhaps
    I posted this on a different thread, but Methodist Hospital in Memphis is once again offering their Nurses a bonus for referrals. If they are hired, the Nurse gets $1200.00.
    Those are still offered in my area, but for experienced nurses ONLY.
  10. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I don't think there is a shortage of APNs either- I personally work with several as staff RNs who cannot find NP positions either- and we're in a major US city.

    I need 3 - send them to Fort Worth!
  11. Visit  studentmom1418 profile page
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    I dont think that goes for every state. I am a nursing student as we speak and I've already got offered a job with my previous employer long as I finish and get good references from my clinicals as so forth. I already know the ins and outs of the company, im guessing this is why. Only thing I have to do now is finish. And I dont know as far as hospitals go, but when I was a coordinator for a home care agency, we couldnt hope for more nurses. There def was a shortage when it came to scheduling our nurses to visit patients. oh..and home care pays a very competitive salary..in NY that is. I dont know about any where else.
  12. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    There is a thread going for people to post areas where they are hiring new grads here:

    There Are Places Where the Nursing Shortage Is Still Real... Let's List Some to Help!

    In general, when we talk about a "nursing shortage" we're talking specifically to the US, though I hear some of the same things said about Canada and other countries we each have our unique system. We mean nurses as all nurses. We know there is demand for experienced nurses in specialty areas. It also does not mean a high nurse to patient ratio. That is a staffing shortage, not a nursing shortage.

    When someone, especially a nursing school faculty member or a publication from a well-known nursing professional group makes a claim about anything related to the nursing workforce, do not take it at face value. They have an agenda. Verify their information with an independent source.
    twigszoo, besaangel, and meanmaryjean like this.


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