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  • Sep 26 '15

    I think you are reading into the wording too much. Many of us earn BSNs to open the doors of opportunity to the prized desk jobs in non-acute settings (hospice, case management, school nursing, employee health, infection control, etc).

    I don't know about you, but I'd rather not bust my butt in med/surg, telemetry, stepdown, or oncology to sling bedpans and transfer heavy patients. Acute care is not the exalted prize everyone makes it out to be, and some of us recognize this.

  • Apr 8 '14

    And P.S. HouTx - I agree with majority of your post, but I am leaving my current company because of the company, not my manager. My team is great, but my company is not able or willing to provide some of the things we need to provide the care for which they are asking us to provide.

  • Oct 22 '12

    Sorry OP, but you are trying to predict a future that already happened.

    Plenty of hospitals closed down wings and laid off workers during the recession, so the article premise that everyone was expanding is bunk.

    The patients aren't going away. There are going to be MORE patients shortly as access improves. Spending might not continue to climb, but it probably won't drop drastically. But that doesn't mean a rosy outlook for medical professionals. The bubble wasn't healthcare as an industry; it was the perception of the healthcare job market.

    The bubble was ALWAYS on the labor education and credentialing side. Media hype repeated fanciful predictions for the medical job market as predicted by hack-analysts. This created perception that the medical industry could absorb new labor infinitely and was recession proof. With so many people out of good jobs (or any job) from the dot-com bust and again in the 2008 collapse, this big-lie was fed upon by the desperate and repeated by the marketing departments of many education institutions (particularly for-profits) who expanded to take the loan money of these the under/unemployed seeking a better life.

    Nobody stopped to ask the industry if they could hire forever. They couldn't. We saw the results. The bubble already burst years ago. The situation is starting to become common knowledge.

  • Oct 9 '12

    We can make healthcare a human right. There.

    So it shall be written, so it shall be done.

  • Oct 9 '12

    Quote from Asystole RN
    Where does the Constitution say this?
    The Three-Fifths Compromise is found in Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution. It was in place before the 14th Amendment.

    And in today's 3rd grade American History lesson......

  • Oct 9 '12

    there arent any inherit rights. all rights humans have were assigned by others in power

  • Oct 9 '12

    If we never changed anything in the Constitution I'd still only be three-fifths of a person.

  • Oct 9 '12

    Look. Basic human rights are whatever we want them to be.

    Religion is whatever you want it to be or not.

    None of the above things existed until someone decided to make them what they wanted them to be.

    So I think it's all about that.

  • Oct 9 '12

    The Constitution also used to allow slavery and limited voting rights, so I'd hardly consider it the authority on human rights.

  • Sep 20 '12

    I'd hate to read what you wrote back when you really were hateful toward nurses and our profession.

  • Apr 11 '12

    Am I the only one reading this thread? They gave you a ticket to retest simply because you sent them a letter stating that you really "felt" that you had passed? What state do you live in so that I can move there around the time I get ready to take the NCLEX? NCLEX is a test. It is pass or fail. Your references and 4.0 GPA have no bearing on it. People need to learn the concept of OWNERSHIP. Ownership says gee I didn't pass the NCLEX again! Guess I should get back in there and study some more so that I can pass it the next time. Ownership does not write letters to the BON saying that I really "felt" that I passed so can you please let me take it again even though you don't do that for everyone else who doesn't pass because lots of people like me and I usually do well on tests?

  • Mar 23 '12

    Interesting that we're blaming all of this on Obamacare.
    A couple weeks ago, the elevator at my job was broken. Must have been Obamacare!!!

  • Mar 23 '12

    although you quoted it, i think you might have missed the point made that with the economic downturn (the depression officially beginning in 12/2007) many nurses kept jobs they otherwise would have left, thus making it hard for others to work.

    you can't say that all the people who used to leave their positions behind (from your previous quotation) did so due to poor work environments. they just had the freedom to do so-- husbands making good bucks, mortgage not underwater, kid school costs not tripling.

  • Mar 23 '12

    I really hope this really does come to pass. It will be nice to watch the corporations loss their leverage and start scrambling for nurses again.

  • Dec 3 '11

    Just for kicks, I went over to J&J's "Discover Nursing" site to see if they'd modified their rosy portrayal of nursing, given the number of graduates who are still looking for work. Not only had they not done so, they have a "Myths" section and guess what their number one myth is? Graduates having a hard time getting jobs. Not only that, they are still talking about sign-on bonuses of up to $14,000. When I read that, I realized that these are people who are either clearly not in touch with reality, or are in cahoots with someone to benefit financially from schools churning out more students.