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Too Many Nurses for Too Few Jobs in the Northeast

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I saw this happening in new york when i graduated in 2005. Now the truth finally comes out.....

The results are in, and it's a mixed review for the job market for nursing graduates.

An increase in enrollments at many nursing schools nationwide has bolstered the number of new nursing graduates hitting the pavement, giving employers the upper hand in the hiring process. While landing a job may not be exceedingly difficult, finding the right job in the location of choice may be more challenging for graduates, especially those who reside in the Northeastern region of the country.

http://news.nurse.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070716/NEWENGLAND09/707160331/1011/NEWENGLAND

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One phrase in this article says that the shortage is still acute in the South. Interesting fact there is that I see post after post from nurses complaining about low wages in the South.

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Am I crazy, or does the article you quoted actually say exactly the opposite of the statement in the title of your post?

From what I read, it seems they are saying that there are far more nurses applying for positions in the northeast than there are jobs available, especially at the larger teaching hospital in big cities. I don't know, maybe I missed something.

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I saw this happening in new york when i graduated in 2005. Now the truth finally comes out.....

The results are in, and it's a mixed review for the job market for nursing graduates.

An increase in enrollments at many nursing schools nationwide has bolstered the number of new nursing graduates hitting the pavement, giving employers the upper hand in the hiring process. While landing a job may not be exceedingly difficult, finding the right job in the location of choice may be more challenging for graduates, especially those who reside in the Northeastern region of the country.

http://news.nurse.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070716/NEWENGLAND09/707160331/1011/NEWENGLAND

Interesting; I graduated in NY in 2006 and I know of probably a half dozen facilities in my area that are screaming for RNs......the problem of too many applicants is hardly our problem; the problem of too few or too few qualified RNs IS! Then again, NY is not New England, which is the focus region of the article.

And then there's the problem of flooding the market with new grads (which means inexperienced staff). Hospitals are dying for experienced nurses, still.

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I have been saying for years that there is no real shortage. Now with new grads and tons of foreign nurses arriving, we will see the truth. It really makes me very upset that the market will be flooded again with nurses.

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There's no shortage here although we can't hire enough. The shortage is in splitting jobs into two to avoid having to pay medical.

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Yes NY is not the focus of the article but I was always looking at the reports of nursing shortages with a jaded eye.

I also agree that in NY the need is mostly for experienced nurses. I had my first job in NY which didn't work out. Trying to find another one after that was a pretty painful experience.

Here in CT Yale New Haven still hires but my medical floor is still understaffed. We have a bunch of new grads on orientation but we still often have about three or four nurses during nites and four or five nurses during the day. Our floor has 28 beds.

But when anyone wants to take off we always wind up shorthanded and running around looking for a float nurse.

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I have been saying for years that there is no real shortage. Now with new grads and tons of foreign nurses arriving, we will see the truth. It really makes me very upset that the market will be flooded again with nurses.

I've been saying this for years as well. My unit has hired only 2 new graduates in the last year and none of the seasoned nurses are able to get any overtime. It will take a while, but hopefully those who are planning a nursing career will be wise to the RN job market upon graduating. The job market isn't what it was 3 or 4 years ago... that's for sure.

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Am I crazy, or does the article you quoted actually say exactly the opposite of the statement in the title of your post?

From what I read, it seems they are saying that there are far more nurses applying for positions in the northeast than there are jobs available, especially at the larger teaching hospital in big cities. I don't know, maybe I missed something.

I don't see the mistake.:uhoh3:

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Ok the original Title for this thread was WRONG, sorry about that....sometimes I think I'm dislexic.....Now i have a more accurate title.

Why did you change the word "too" to "to"? :uhoh3::uhoh21:

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Regarding a nursing shortage in the south, it is perhaps because nursing school is so hard.

I am beginning my 5th block of an LPN program. The class started out with 26 students and there are 9 of us left. Most of the students were very capable and only flunked by one point.

The absentee policy is super-strict, too. We lost one student because her child had heart disease and she was late for class too many times.

But mostly, at least regarding the school I'm in - it's a grueling uphill road. We also have a terrible teacher. Her goal is flunking students. She gives us no lectures, and tests with 1/3 choose all that apply questions, even on her finals.

She's without a soul. That's another reason why we have no nurses in the south. Unqualified teachers.

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