Where are all the nurses?

Specialties Geriatric

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Can someone please tell me where all the nurses who are looking for jobs are?

I have at least 4 full time and 2 part time openings and I haven't had one good candidate apply. I've had people who lie on their application, people who will only work first shift and are amazed that they'll have to work on every other weekend...where are all the nurses? We pay better than the other facilities around and just had a perfect survey.

What's up out there?

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical.

Most new grads feel the NEED a hospital job, I think that's part of it. I know my facility just hired a bunch of new nurses, but prior to this last batch, they had a run of those who couldn't pass the drug screen or the background turned up scary things. I shudder to think that those nurses may get hired somewhere eventually

CapeCodMermaid, RN

6,090 Posts

Specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

The local hospital will be laying off another round of nurses in June....I am hopeful, although I don't think hospital nurses could handle the patient load on a sub acute floor!

tina_xo

4 Posts

Im an LPN looking for a job, I live in CT. I assume its in capecod? Where is the facility?

CapeCodMermaid, RN

6,090 Posts

Specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

Not on Cape Cod but in Massachusetts. I can't divulge the location here. I think it's against the TOS.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

1 Article; 6,883 Posts

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab.

You hiring LVNs? ? I would apply in a heartbeat!

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VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

22 Articles; 9,986 Posts

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

I'd come work for you. You're an awesome DON. :yes:

Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency, Trauma.

It's all about timing...hope you find the candidates that fit for your facility!!!

amoLucia

7,736 Posts

Specializes in retired LTC.
I'd come work for you. You're an awesome DON. :yes:
Me, too!!!

If I ever got up to Mass., I'd enjoy meeting you. I was envious when your survey was def-free. I would just love to work for a place that was def-free. I've worked at good places, but they always seemed to have a blip or two.

Give me 11-7 and weekends - no problem!. I guess when you find your niche, you just know what works.

Good luck in your search.

CapeCodMermaid, RN

6,090 Posts

Specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

Thanks!

amoLucia

7,736 Posts

Specializes in retired LTC.

Just thought about it - Massachusetts gets more snow than us from South Jersey. I'd have to think about that one...

sMoLsNurse

192 Posts

Specializes in Med-Surg, Ortho, Subacute, Homecare, LTC.

I was just recently hired at a rehab hospital, but literally sent out over 100 applications in massachusetts. Three years of LPN experience and recent RN grad. It was rough!

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