where are the nursing shortages? - page 21

I am hearing that there are shortages in some areas while some are cutting back jobs. Can anyone tell me for sure where thet know there are nursing shortages in the U.S or Canada. Thanks... Read More

  1. by   nurse78
    South Carolina
  2. by   linus00
    Everywhere in Ontario! But you know that! The problem here is the government just won't hire any more to fill the shortage. So that's why all our Ontario nurses go to work in the states or other provinces.
  3. by   linus00
    There is a shortage and cutbacks everywhere in Ontario-but you know that! The problem is the government just will not hire anymore! That is why all our top nurse grads go to the states or other provinces to find work! ONTARIO "WE'LL EDUCATE YA, BUT WE WON'T EMPLOY YA!":angryfire
  4. by   kitten77
    They are short handed in Boston, Ma & all over California
  5. by   zacsmimi
    Maine - remote parts and less rural areas
  6. by   nursikins
    Quote from PFDGB
    :angryfire What is the pay they're offering...... Again, this is not about a shortage. It is about the refusal to pay for skilled nurses. Please do some research so that you understand the problem. Write your senators and congress to see what they have to say about this...and require them to provide you with the data & stats to back up the garbage they're shoving down your throat; and your are so willing to swallow. Be involved in your state nursing association so thast you are kept informed of what is truth and reality and what is not. One of the major problems is a shortage of nurse educators. There are more than enough americans seeking admission to nursing schools but can't get in because there are not enough program lines available. It is not because nurses don't want to teach. Nurses crave teaching. The problem is that they are not paid a fair wage compared to other professional educators. Get It ! :angryfire
    It could also be due to a shortage of nurses who would love to teach but do not have the required MSN. I know several nurses who would be excellent instructors but have only a BSN. Perhaps this "rule" needs some re-evaluation.
  7. by   linus00
    Quote from Haunted
    Your hospital is hiring like mad and there are always job postings? At what point does this facility reach it's quota? that does not make any sense at all Fergus! A lot of my part time nurse buddies (per diem as well) and myself DO put in week ends, we also volunteer to work holidays for our commrades that are burnt out, we self schedule with them and let the staffing office know.

    And then you state that "New grads are being recruited from Canada and you have a hard time believing there aren't any positions for EXPERIENCED American nurses? WHAT? So a facility would hire a new grad from Canada, in fact go to the expense and hassle of recruitment in exchange for this mass plethora of EXPERIENCED AMERICAN NURSES??? I still don't get it Fergus.
    All I know is that I come from a small city (pop 113,000) in Canada and I know 5 nurses who went down to S. Cal. Not much but that is 5 jobs that could have been filled with American nurses. There are American recruiting posters plastered all over my school trying to get the nurses before they graduate. The five people that went down had all of their expenses paid as well.
  8. by   linus00
    Quote from BETSRN
    I know for a fact (from two HR managers at two larger CT hospitals) that hospitals here in Connecticut go to Canada at least twice a year to hire new grads. Apparently Canadian students are far more experienced (clinically) when they graduate than US students are. When they graduate they have already had the equivalent of our 12 week new grad orientation before they even graduate. Way to go Canada!
    I am from Ontario and we start our first clinical 3weeks into the start of our program! We are scared to death but by the time we finish our final clinical (2yrs later) we are old pros.
  9. by   nurse78
    South Carolina
  10. by   hope3456
    Does anyone know about Colorado? I have heard there is a 11% vacancy rate for RN's, yet here in the northern part of the state, I don't see how there could be a shortage. Every place I have worked, including nsg homes, were pretty much fully staffed. So where is the 'shortage?'
  11. by   Lammy
    My experience has been not an actual nursing shortage, just the place of employment "budgeting" what they think is an adequate nurseatient ratio. Everyday I see nurses getting floated and flexed if they feel a unit has one patient over the census allowed . For example for a census of 21 you can have 3 nurses and 1 tech. Now they don't say what the acuity is, just the # of patients/ # of bodies working. I know a lot of nurses who want to work, but not risk their license or mental health.
  12. by   tryingtomakeit
    Lammy, I couldn't agree more! This is the only hold back from me being completely in LOVE with my job. We are constantly given lists and "stickies" and memos about things that are mandantory to get accomplished each and every shift - things that are more in the line of management - ordering supplies, charge reconciliation, etc. But the moment we get a little slack time (I work in L&D) or a lul in patients, we are sent to other areas. Needless to say, our stocking gets behind, as does our charges and numerous other things. Then we get MORE memos! UGH!!!!!! I love nursing, but I am beginning to get burned out ...
  13. by   JenACNPICU
    cleveland as well!