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Nursing Opportunities Expected To Increase

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It's not an article, it's an advertisement, or as stated at the bottom,

an "advertorial". It also says "The production of this supplement

did not involve The Washington Post news or editorial staff."

 

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itsmejuli works as a Home Care Supervisor.

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There will be a nursing shortage in the future, its just a matter of time before the economy improves.

This report is very interesting and up to date.

Its just too bad we don't have a crystal ball to know exactly when the job situation for new grads is going to ease up.

http://www.flcenterfornursing.org/files/Nursing_Shortage_2009.pdf

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I wont believe anything unless I see it happen. They said the same thing years ago about this nursing shortage bandwagon and look what happened now. Nursing bubble has burst. If they can afford not to hire now, then they can do so over and over again. I just hope their cost cutting methods with the expense of quality staffing and safety, will bite them in their *@#%!

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"Another way to improve your chances of being selected for a position is by having a customer service attitude, Vrotsos advises. "Today, this skill set is as important to patient outcomes as are critical thinking and technical nursing skills," she says.

Wow. Just WOW. So if I am a bang-up nurse with excellent nursing judgement and critical thinking skills, but I'm not a good pillow-fluffer my patients will have poorer outcomes? Wow.

What a great message to extend to the public. Really enforces a positive image of our profession.

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groanup has 30 years experience and works as a RN Critical Care, Rapid Response Team.

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i just hope their cost cutting methods with the expense of quality staffing and safety, will bite them in their *@#%!

it has before, it will again. in the mid- '90s hospitals

laid off nurses and replaced them with "techs".

after enough deaths and lawsuits, nurses were

called back. unfortunately many of them had

found new fields, and a shortage ensued.

the pendulum will forever swing.

btw, i put up a page about u.s. senate bill s.3491,

the registered nurse safe staffing act of 2010.

please go to the page, link to the bill, and write

to your senators.

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Why does everyone think the economy will improve? The Republicans are about to retake Congress. There won't be a passage of bills improving the economy.

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Why does everyone think the economy will improve? The Republicans are about to retake Congress. There won't be a passage of bills improving the economy.

Yes, additional regulation and government oversight should truly create an economic boom... actually no. The uncertainty in today's market can largely be attributed to the uneasiness that business managers face as they are unable to make or want to make financial decisions knowing the government is seeking to involve itself in all facets of financial / business decisions which creates false competition / markets / etc.

What bills have create a financial boom exactly? Democrats have had complete control of house and senate and have been unable to pass bills for this term.. so what is the difference?

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I'll post the same reply I had to another thread pertaining to the so-called shortage.

I have a strong feeling that the solution will be importing foreign nurses in order to fill the openings and of course suppress wages. Right now as I type aren't there roughly a million licensed RNs in the Philippines who are seeking employment? Not to imply that the Philippines is the only country where foreign nurses come from but I think they have the largest pool of nurses who wish to emigrate to the US, Europe, or Canada right now? I'm pretty sure that our government will quickly draft some legislation that gives foreign nurses quick entry into the country to fill the shortage. Maybe I'm paranoid but nothing that our government has done to (not for mind you but to) the working people over the last 3 decades leads me to believe other-wise. So yeah there will be more opportunities but I strongly doubt it's going to be as great as the media is hyping it up to be.

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Let's all keep our fingers crossed... this is a good news for the new RNs, as well as for those choosing nursing to be their profession and for us wishing and hoping to work abroad...:nurse::):twocents:

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"Another way to improve your chances of being selected for a position is by having a customer service attitude, Vrotsos advises. "Today, this skill set is as important to patient outcomes as are critical thinking and technical nursing skills," she says.

Wow. Just WOW. So if I am a bang-up nurse with excellent nursing judgement and critical thinking skills, but I'm not a good pillow-fluffer my patients will have poorer outcomes? Wow.

What a great message to extend to the public. Really enforces a positive image of our profession.

Wow. What a crappy attitude. I'm pretty good at customer service, but it never crossed my mind that it had anything to do with fluffing pillows. It has more to do with listening to patients, talking with them and not AT them, keeping them informed, etc. I firmly believe that these things do improve patient outcomes.

Also, the fact is that hospitals, including non-profits, are businesses. Like any business, it is going to be more successful and better for everyone if the customers are satisfied.

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I'll post the same reply I had to another thread pertaining to the so-called shortage.

I have a strong feeling that the solution will be importing foreign nurses in order to fill the openings and of course suppress wages. Right now as I type aren't there roughly a million licensed RNs in the Philippines who are seeking employment? Not to imply that the Philippines is the only country where foreign nurses come from but I think they have the largest pool of nurses who wish to emigrate to the US, Europe, or Canada right now? I'm pretty sure that our government will quickly draft some legislation that gives foreign nurses quick entry into the country to fill the shortage. Maybe I'm paranoid but nothing that our government has done to (not for mind you but to) the working people over the last 3 decades leads me to believe other-wise. So yeah there will be more opportunities but I strongly doubt it's going to be as great as the media is hyping it up to be.

That would be TERRIBLE. I mean, it's speculated that people were worried that Mexicans coming from the border illegally were taking away Americans jobs, but this would be a direct legal slap in the face to everyone who has worked so hard and paid so much to get where they are. I really really hope this doesn't happen. Obama, please no!

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