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News Article on Nursing Shortage in Florida

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Ella26 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Allergy and Immunology.

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https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pinellas/st-pete-nursing-school-and-hospital-team-up-to-tackle-nursing-shortage

I would like to add... 

Healthcare facilities such as BayCare and TGH can help alleviate the shortage by actually hiring nurses already out there.

What I mean by this is... 

BayCare (which is one the largest hospital groups in the area) apparently has hundreds of openings for RNs. However, just months ago, when I was desperately looking for a job, I applied to over 30 open hospital positions. I even applied for nursing residencies (to be properly and patiently trained) and nights on med-surg! I am an RN with a BSN. Not one call!!!  I was completely ignored and repeatedly rejected!!

Yes, I understand my background experience is not “hospital” experience (I’m a clinic nurse of 10 years), but, I am still a REGISTERED NURSE. I can be trained accordingly. They didn’t want me! 

So, while they claim there is a “shortage”, there is not. There is probably a shortage of “hospital qualified nurses”. But, not a shortage of nurses. I’m sure there are others with similar stories too. 

But, how does one get the experience if one can’t get hired?....

let’s see...train an experienced nurse or a novice nurse?... 

Why is this happening? 

Just my person opinion on this article.

thoughts?....

Ella26

 

 

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Same! I have applied to a ton of places in Florida and I have been rejected or gotten the run around!

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Ella26 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Allergy and Immunology.

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Yes, it’s so frustrating! 

I strongly dislike how they are trying to advertise a shortage. 

They just don’t want to train or pay that well! 

I finally found a job in a clinic! Just keep applying. 

It’s such as sad state of affairs! 

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Congratulations! I am looking for a clinic job as well. 

You are absolutely right about there being no shortage and places don’t want to pay or train!

i am an orthopedic nurse and I live outpatient ortho. I also would love to do OR and they are hiring OR nurses like crazy but don’t want to train! Ugh!

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Ella26 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Allergy and Immunology.

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Thanks. Good luck! 

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So tired of these annoying clickbait articles about "nursing shortages." It makes me wonder what type of agenda they are trying to push when they publish these articles that are clearly not true🙄

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Ella26 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Allergy and Immunology.

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Definitely agree with you! 

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