Will there still be a shortage in the year 2010? - page 2

I am a prenursing student and with the wait list as long as 2-3 years to get into nursing school, will there still be a demand for nurses by the time I would finish nursing school with an ADN? I am... Read More

  1. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Oh we can only hope there will still be a shortage, at least until I retire.

    Think supply and demand. Low supply = higher demand = more money.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  2. by   krissy_07
    i guess, there would be that slight problem with the issue of retrogression.. that's why there's a shortage!!! :chuckle good luck with your careers guys!!!!
  3. by   mahoogie
    I heard that some nursing schools in US have opened again, so that will, at least, supply the shortage..
  4. by   sunnyjohn
    Will there still be a shortage in the year 2010?

    Yes
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from studentnurse3
    I am a prenursing student and with the wait list as long as 2-3 years to get into nursing school, will there still be a demand for nurses by the time I would finish nursing school with an ADN? I am guestimating that by the time I finish my prereq and then get put on the waiting list, and then finish nursing school, at the earliest, would be the year 2010. Will there still be a demand?

    Thanks for everyone's input!
    From the student's point of view........lets hope so


    Seriously speaking, I agree with Siri......there will always be a demand for nurses
  6. by   SkanauxRN2009
    Quote from siri
    As long as humans walk the face of the earth, there will be a demand for the age old profession of nursing.
    I was talking with a RN at the local gas station yesterday. We were discussing her job, and my schooling. I told her so many people want to go in to nursing and she thought that strange. She said there is definitely a shortage all over the country. She said some of the new young nurses that come on board, work a few years and realize they don't like it, and move on to other area's of nursing that do not involve bedside nursing. I thought that was interesting, being that I am middle aged and going into this. She boosted my spirits for sure.
  7. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from SkanauxRN2009
    I was talking with a RN at the local gas station yesterday. We were discussing her job, and my schooling. I told her so many people want to go in to nursing and she thought that strange. She said there is definitely a shortage all over the country. She said some of the new young nurses that come on board, work a few years and realize they don't like it, and move on to other area's of nursing that do not involve bedside nursing. I thought that was interesting, being that I am middle aged and going into this. She boosted my spirits for sure.
    I am middleaged,too, going into nursing. Times have changed, young people think a little different than we did back when..... remember, they didn't have computers back then
  8. by   teeituptom
    Quote from SkanauxRN2009
    I was talking with a RN at the local gas station yesterday. We were discussing her job, and my schooling. I told her so many people want to go in to nursing and she thought that strange. She said there is definitely a shortage all over the country. She said some of the new young nurses that come on board, work a few years and realize they don't like it, and move on to other area's of nursing that do not involve bedside nursing. I thought that was interesting, being that I am middle aged and going into this. She boosted my spirits for sure.

    Or they become a Walmart Greeter
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from teeituptom
    Or they become a Walmart Greeter
    Or maybe a "Sandwich Artist" at their nearest Subway station
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Or maybe a "Sandwich Artist" at their nearest Subway station
    I've never heard it called such an eloquent name.
  11. by   soontobe_RN
    Quote from studentnurse3
    I am a prenursing student and with the wait list as long as 2-3 years to get into nursing school, will there still be a demand for nurses by the time I would finish nursing school with an ADN? I am guestimating that by the time I finish my prereq and then get put on the waiting list, and then finish nursing school, at the earliest, would be the year 2010. Will there still be a demand?

    Thanks for everyone's input!
    I am in my 1st semester of an ADN program. I should graduate spring of 2007, hopefully!!! In one of my 2 nursing classes for this semester we focus mostly on community-based nursing care. With that, we have learned a lot about where nursing will be in 5 years(2010). Even in the books(Fundamentals of Nursing by Taylor, Lillis, & LeMone and the other is Community-Based Nursing by Hunt), they are stating that the nursing shortage is only going to get worse and that we, as nurses, will move from the hospitals to community-based care. Don't worry, as a nurse, you will always have a job!!! :wink2: If you get a chance check out the community-based nursing book, chapter 1. it will give you a pretty good idea of where the nursing care will be in 5 to 10 years.
    I hope I have help.
  12. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Fun2Care
    I've never heard it called such an eloquent name.
    I have seen it on the "Artists" name tags....take a closer look next time you have one of their delicious creations, I love SUBWAY!
  13. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from stpauligirl
    I have seen it on the "Artists" name tags....take a closer look next time you have one of their delicious creations, I love SUBWAY!
    Anyone had that new Parmesan sandwich from SubwaY?

    YUMMM!!!!

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