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    Is Nursing Becoming Over-Saturated?

    I'd like to start by thanking all those who responded to my previous posting - I did learn a lot from it. I recently met a nurse who's been in the profession for a very long time. She mentioned to me the nursing profession is becoming over-saturated, and it may not be as attractive in the future due to lack of opportunities. She voiced her concerns and frustrations to me regarding private schools ( especially for-profit schools) that are graduating students at a number the job market can't handle -According to her, most of those graduates were not properly prepared to become a nurse. She stated it used to be easy for ASN to get great nursing jobs in the past which now requires a BSN. She said to me her hospital has only been hiring BSN for entry level positions instead of ASN, and most leaderships positions positions are left for MSN. Since I am exploring Nursing as a possible career change, I would like some feedback from other nurses in the field or current nursing students about how the job market is now for new nursing school graduates. With this, I would like to ask the following questions: Is the nursing field really over saturated? Is it hard to find a job? Is it now ridiculous to only get an associates in nursing? Is it still possible to get an associates first and then complete a bachelors while working or is it recommended to go straight through to obtain a bachelors in nursing? Thanks to all for taking your time to read my post- I would appreciate any feedback.
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    Is this for Me?

    Thank you all for taking the time to read and reply to my post. I was delighted by them all, and most were very informative. In fact, there are things I hadn't considered about the profession until after reading your posts. I could sense the concern and good intention from them. I have plan to sit down with an advisor at a nearby university, and I am speaking to others as well. I'll let you guys know what happens. May God bless you all! Thank you again.
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    Is this for Me?

    Hello, My name is, well, let's say Mr. Disappointed for now. I am now 41 years old, and I am unhappy with where I am in life. I served 10 years in the military working as a mechanic, and I need to say I did not enjoy my job much. I was good at it but felt miserable doing it. After leaving the military, I was only able to find technical and mechanical jobs - Employers would not hire me for other positions because my most recent experience was doing mechanical work. After my marriage broke apart due to financial reasons, I have been thinking about pursuing a career in nursing. But I am afraid my age and lack of healthcare experience would prevent some employers from hiring me. Would it be wise to pursue a career in nursing at my age? How would employers look at it? Even with a degree, would my lack of experience prevent me from getting a nursing job? Please don't be politically correct! Be honest, and don't worry about hurting my feelings. It's a due or die for me at this point of my life. I do have a BS degree in International Business, and I am not sure what do with it at this time. Thank you all!