I wish the media would stop already with the "nursing shortage" BS.
I had a professor that said "there is no shortage of nurses, just a shortage of nurses that work"....
so true. I did a quick internet search and found in Texas, Harris County and Houston, there are tons
of nurses, but they aren't all working.
My husband brought up a good point as well....that places may prefer new grads because they don't have to pay them as much as an experienced RN. Hiring a new grad with zero years vs an experienced nurse starting over in a new specialty, saves them quite a bit of money.
I've even considered leaving out my nursing experience on my resume, but the date on my license would give me away eventually.
I would never have thought that experience in the nursing field would be a disadvantage.
@txspadequeenRN: I've never worked in dialysis, but a code is a code is a code....the folks who go to dialysis are medically fragile patients to begin with, right? I think it may have been a coincidence that they were called home during dialysis rather then someplace else. The dialysis process alone is physiologically stressful, so it would make sense to me that patients undergoing it are at higher risk for coding. But then again, I'm not a dialysis nurse, so, what do i know, right? don't have that magical "one year"....hahahaha
So, it looks to me like I'm SOL as far as dialysis goes for now.