Is there really a "nursing shortage" - page 3
I was just wondering if all this talk about a nursing shortage is true, because I've also been reading on here how difficult the job market is. Does it depend on the area perhaps? I live in Oklahoma... Read More
Feb 22, '13Occupation: USN Veteran From: US ; Joined: Feb '13; Posts: 21; Likes: 10Quote from windsurfer8Absolutely. I'm just starting my pre-reqs but understand that I may have to move to seek employment. The market will be different next year and the year after. Those experienced nurses will have to hang up the cleats at some time.Are you free to move? To say every single hospital is experiencing the same shortage is just not how it works. You have to talk with places where you want to apply and find out how they handle hiring new grads. Also if you are able to move you open yourself up to a ton more options.
Jul 11, '13From: US ; Joined: Jun '13; Posts: 102; Likes: 19There is a nursing shortage and it is expected to just grow and grow with the aging population, but yet it is still hard to get a job as a new grad, they want experienced! Good luck
Jul 11, '13Occupation: pulling patients back from The Light Specialty: pulling patients back from The Light ; From: US ; Joined: May '05; Posts: 10,813; Likes: 25,299Quote from jlc128Where is there a nursing shortage? In times of shortage, new grads found work easily, even with sign-on bonuses and other incentives. Today, new grads are finding it tough to find work because there is no need to hire inexperienced when experienced nurses can be found without difficulty, and there are frequently hundreds of applicants for a handful of jobs.There is a nursing shortage and it is expected to just grow and grow with the aging population, but yet it is still hard to get a job as a new grad, they want experienced! Good luck
Kinda meets the definition of "no shortage of nurses".
On a side note, Jenna, I'd like to make a strong suggestion that you edit your personal profile on AllNurses; you really need to be careful about how much information is available like this. Your full name, photo, where you live and how to reach you, etc is right there for your friendly (or not so friendly) stalker. Please be more careful!
Jul 11, '13Joined: Jun '05; Posts: 8,607; Likes: 16,118I think nursing school faculty mostly take their talking points from the AACN, ANA, etc. That's how there can be a shortage in the midst of a glut of nurses. When there actually was a nursing shortage, nursing students and graduate nurses were courted and offered lots of incentives. Now we're reading about working for free for 2 to 3 months with no guarantee of a job.
Jul 12, '13Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 38,991; Likes: 48,056Quote from jlc128Oh honey I am so sorry there is no shortage right now.......Google Search Results for no nursing shortageThere is a nursing shortage and it is expected to just grow and grow with the aging population, but yet it is still hard to get a job as a new grad, they want experienced! Good luck
and.....it won't be returning until about 2020 AT LEAST
Jul 12, '13Joined: Jun '13; Posts: 29; Likes: 5I live in Deep South texas and there's a nursing shortage here there are always ads for hospitals regular and VN and all kinds of other places so I'm not worried for after I graduate