nursing shortage?!?! yeah right!!!!!!!
Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.
Mar 27, 2012
I feel like its based on me, and all of my classmates and most of the grads here too. hahah
Has 3 years experience.
Mar 28, 2012
That is so funny!! I felt like I was lied to when I couldn't find a job right after nursing school and now here I am almost a year later w/o a job and now going back to school for my BSN.
Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN
Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.
Has 41 years experience.
Schools continue to perpetuate that there is a nursing shortage to get the Money for tuition. They know perfectly well that the shortage has a reprieve due to the economy.....
Has the Nursing Shortage Disappeared?
It's that time of year again. Graduating nursing students are preparing to take the NCLEX and are looking for their first jobs. This year, many are finding those first jobs in short supply.
Reports are rampant of new graduates being unable to find open positions in their specialty of choice, and even more shockingly, many are finding it tough to find any openings at all.
These new RNs entered school with the promise that nursing is a recession-proof career. They were told the nursing shortage would guarantee them employment whenever and wherever they wanted.
So what happened? Has the nursing shortage--that we've heard about incessantly for years--suddenly gone away?
The short term answer is clearly yes, although in the long term, unfortunately, the shortage will still be there.
The recession has brought a temporary reprieve to the shortage. Nurses who were close to retirement have seen their 401(k) portfolios plummet and their potential retirement income decline. They are postponing retirement a few more years until the economy--and their portfolios--pick up...........http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/NRS-254907/Has-the-Nursing-Shortage-Disappeared.html##
my 3 cousins got their RN license at the same time and got hired at the same time at the same hospital, they are now living in california and living the american dream, i don't know how they do it!
Has 1 years experience.
this cracked me up!
GitanoRN, BSN, MSN, RN
Specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR.
Has 53 years experience.
needless to say, it is hard enough to find a job and with the economy the way it is these days it doesn't make it any easier. however, one can break the mole and get employed, many others in this site have achieved that goal. therefore, i have no doubt that any of you can obtain this as well, just don't lose your perseverance and most of all the faith in yourselves... wishing all of you the very best in all of your future endeavors...aloha~
Specializes in pediatrics, geriatric, developmentally d.
Has 1 years experience.
very well said gitanorn
Yeah I can too... it's taking forever....
As of Sunday I have officially been accepted into my school's nursing program and begin this fall. Not to be a downer on the funny video, as it is somewhat true, but I was pretty extinguished after watching it. The comments via YouTube in particular frightened me.
I agree with xx:fingerscrossed:xx, very well said GitanoRN. Your encouragement serves as a reminder that what we believe in is never a waste.
Good luck to you, LittleMiss.
I long for the optimism that I had before and during school.
Mar 29, 2012
Good luck to you, LittleMiss. I long for the optimism that I had before and during school.
Thank you, KATRN78! Good luck to you as well.
Don't lose hope LittleMiss, the economy will hopefully improve while you are in school. It's already improved since I started 4 years ago, which was right after the major collapse in 2008. No it's really not that great right now, but I have hope that I'll eventually get a job despite the near hiring freeze on new grads in MN right now.
Mar 30, 2012
Wow, a hiring freeze for new nurses? There's something ya don't hear everyday, or at least not in south Texas. I have faith that our economy will stablize with a new election. Why is it that new presidents typically = new starts? Only to down turn again during their office period... Anywho, I do hope you find a job katia0203 and am praying the economy will be better by the time I graduate! 5 years would be pretty extensive!
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