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Experience and Employment: The Vicious Cycle

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by themommy themommy (New) New

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I hear ya! :banghead:

I'm thinking of leaving the profession, but what else can you do with a BSN except try to work in the medical field? The idea that there is a nursing shortage in the US is a joke and the prospects for a nurse without one year of experience is depressing!

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Well, that's discouraging...

But I shan't give up the fight!

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DSkelton711 has 25+ years experience and specializes in OB/GYN/Neonatal/Office/Geriatric.

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They don't want a nurse anymore they want a jack(jill)-of-all-trades: must be profiecient in Office and even a specific EMR, certified in every IVs, Infection and wound care, and snot-blowing to work as a staff RN. Must have secondary degree in business or management, must be NRP certified for any staff position, must be blood type O+, must have 8 years experience even though technology has only been around for 5, must be willing to float to every unit, must be willing to sacrifice safety and have 15 high acuity patients. Blah, blah, blah. Not saying that somethings aren't for the betterment, but geesh, you can't even get your foot in the door to GET any of this experience.

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DSkelton711 has 25+ years experience and specializes in OB/GYN/Neonatal/Office/Geriatric.

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Never give up. But I can tell you, even nurse with experience aren't getting hired either. Healthcare is another place where they are letting the few do the work of many. Readmits up and the medication mistakes continue to be in the tens of thousands--things that could be prevented if they just were proactive with money and hiring nurses instead of reactive and hiring lawyers.

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PostOpPrincess has 19 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in M/S, MICU, CVICU, SICU, ER, Trauma, NICU.

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Bottom line: No one wants you unless you have the experience.

That sucks.

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sadly, i had an amazing opportunity with a new grad internship in l&d and due to the unit "hens" i was pushed out. i'm not sure if it was age discrimination or what, but i had no recourse...management wouldn't even listen to anything i said. my preceptor and the other nurses proved what it really means when "nurses eat their own." you would think they would appreciate having another nurse on the unit, but let’s get real...they don't understand or care how hard it is to get a nursing job these days...they've been in their cushy jobs for a decade or more. if you don't fit into the unit politically (they all sat around and gossiped) while the rest of us worked at our patients' bedsides, then they do what they can to push you out.

what happened to being supportive of the new nurse on the unit?

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NEW GRADS NOW HERE THIS!!

St. John's Hospital in Jackson, Wyoming, is looking for Med Surg Nurses!! New Grads welcome!!

They did not list a contact number, but I am sure that you can look them up on the internet.

GOOD LUCK!!

Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN

Somewhere in the PACNW

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Poor recruiters at St. John's... they're going to have their hands full tomorrow! :D

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DeeDeeMan has 2 years experience and specializes in Cardiac and Intensive Care.

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It's sad but true many of my new grad friends had a hard time finding a job but then again almost half of my graduating class found a job within a few weeks after graduation! It's actually mostly about networking and showing how determined you are! I also believe that if it's meant to be it will be! Some people don't get hired right away because there is a better job waiting for them! So it's all about perspective but I agree NEVER SAY NEVER (no I'm not trying to quote Justin Beiber!) :D

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DeeDeeMan has 2 years experience and specializes in Cardiac and Intensive Care.

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I think the truth of the matter is that if you are going into Nursing you have to go into it for the right reason. Many people are frustrated because they expected Nursing to be a stable and reliable career to go into. It's easy to tell who is in it for the right reasons and who is in it for the stability. Regardless of the motive to go into Nursing one thing is for certain, the patients are getting sicker and the health care industry isn't getting any better. Hopefully Nursing will still be a career of compassion and dedication regardless of the economy.

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JulieCVICURN is a BSN, RN and specializes in CVICU.

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Seems like the purse strings are starting to loosen up again. We have openings for 17 new grads this spring, and at least 10 for experienced nurses. And I'm not at a huge facility - it's an independent hospital, not part of a huge network, with less than 300 beds. We're a magnet facility too, so it's not like we can't get staff because we suck. I love where I work!

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Not_A_Hat_Person has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health.

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I think the truth of the matter is that if you are going into Nursing you have to go into it for the right reason. Many people are frustrated because they expected Nursing to be a stable and reliable career to go into.

Is that such a bad thing?

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