Originally posted by sandy wensley:
i AM THE PUBLISHER OF A MEDICAL NEWSPAPER REACHING 31,500 HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN KY. ONE OF THE TOPICS WE WISH TO DISCUSS IN OUR JULY ISSUE IS THE NURSING SHORTAGE. CAN ANYONE PROVIDE THOUGHTS AS TO WHY THERE IS A SHORTAGE, ARE NURSES LEAVING FOR OTHER JOBS AND WHY?
wE'LL PUBLISH RESULTS IN OUR JULY ISSUE IF APPROPRIATE AND PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY - INITIALS ONLY.
I agree w/ what everyone said. I've advised my daughters NOT to go into nursing becuz of
what was stated. I love the majority of pts I took care of & still take care of but hospital politics, administration policies, lack of respect, understaffing, safety issues, lawsuits, etc. have made me disappointed w/ my career choice. I started late in life when I received my degree, & still have 2 kids to send to college. I can't concentrate on advancing or changing careers right now, but making more money to help support my family. This means getting another job.Yes, I'm married but the cost of college tuitions are constantly increasing as well as the cost of living. Hospital administrations keep getting their bonuses, while they cut our on-call wages, add more workload, & give us .45-.50cents/yr raise & this year an additional .25 raise becuz other area hospitals have been giving their RNs across the board raises. Wow, & to think a new graduate almost makes the same salary as me & I've been an RN w/ the same hosp. for 6 yrs!!!