Atlanta area nurses...I need to vent!! - page 3
OK... I graduated in Dec. 2008 with a BSN. I moved from Mississippi to Atlanta around the end of December. I took the NCLEX in April and got my license. It took four months for me to get my ATT.... Read More
Jan 28, '10Joined: Nov '09; Posts: 19; Likes: 30Just a thought.....if job security were the only reason a person went into nursing, he or she wouldn't last. You have to really love it to put up with all the stress and politics involved.
Feb 11, '10Joined: Feb '10; Posts: 11; Likes: 10Same thing is happening in Phoenix, AZ. No one is hiring new grads. In fact, certain hospitals are importing nurses from india and the phillipines by claiming a nursing shortage while refusing to hire new grads (they're contracted for 3 years and have to stay at the hospital who hired them, I believe. Housing is included.) out of 22 or so graduates, 4 have been hired and the next class is fairly close to the finish. Those who were hired by hospitals are reporting PTNs of 7-8:1. So, there is a need for nurses, but due to the financial situation, greed, and short sightedness, I think hospitals are reluctant to hire what they need and the certainly don't want to spend money to train new people if they can get away with it.