Quote from RhodyGirl-SN
I'm not sure where you are getting your facts and figures from, but almost everyone I know from RIC who has graduated over the past 2 years has found a job (albeit, not usually in their desired specialty/facility). I am graduating from RIC's BSN program in May and the prospects for working as a RN at the hospital I'm interning at are looking very good.
Good luck to you. I hope you can find a way to make life work with nursing school!
As I stated "news articles from all over the web.." just as an example : Why Can't New Graduate RN's Find Jobs - Is Nursing Shortage Over?
Never said any of the content was a "fact", but was making an implication of new grad joblessness on a national level. Rhode Island is sort of a blip on the radar screen in that respect. The "figures" came from Intro to health @ CCRI from the Instructor, based on past students that reported employment or lack there of. I think its from the workforce innovation or something where they follow up.. It was trend over 2 yrs from those specific students that chose to report . Never tried to insinuate ALL grads were unemployed..
The Governor addressed RI nursing shortage in one of the Projo articles recently and went on to say what I already posted.(increase faculty, increase enrollment) Parent's of recent Nurse grads were at the assembly and wanted to know "what shortage?" as their kids were having trouble getting employment, as usual to politics they had no answer to that, except to basically say what you mentioned, jobs were there, but they insinuated that new grads were acting spoiled in their search only looking for days or only looking at particular facilities..I think Politicians are full of crap and money is being invested in the wrong stuff and should be going into more preceptor ships to stop the 1 yr exp cycle... I wasn't bashing the nurse profession or student nurses or trying to instill fear in those just accepted to the program. I hope everyone in RI gets a RN job right after school and lives happily ever after.
A simple google search will in fact address the rest of the states in this country, including hospitals that no longer have new grad programs, and job postings that state "must have 1 yr exp" and hundreds articles about new grad RNs that can not get employed due to the above factors.
I have a B.S in health administration worked in Florida Hospitals for 5 yrs. So my experience on that side of the coin is they only care about money .. making it and saving it.. they don't care of patient care or the nurses that care for the patients.. it sux and thats why i quit it and got a CNA, but the unfortunate wages don't agree with raising a child.. So we find ourselves at that crossroad "which way do i go..which way do I go." LOL
just a p.s for those that already graduated : stay in new england there are no higher wages or better job security than here!