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Old 09-21-2010, 11:15 PM
 
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As I type, my co-worker is a perdiem RN (who retired from this "mental institution" years ago) and she's in her late 70s (and more active than most people half her age). She picks up shifts to fund her trips and treats.
There are few job openings here and they are filled with ambitious new grads because they're cheap and they leave after they get their master's degrees.
I think critical care (with experience) might still have jobs open in a lot of places but that might be because they burn out their workers in record time.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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As I type, my co-worker is a perdiem RN (who retired from this "mental institution" years ago) and she's in her late 70s (and more active than most people half her age). She picks up shifts to fund her trips and treats.
There are few job openings here and they are filled with ambitious new grads because they're cheap and they leave after they get their master's degrees.
I think critical care (with experience) might still have jobs open in a lot of places but that might be because they burn out their workers in record time.
Take New Grads?! Please tell me where this institution is. If it close enough to NJ my friend may travel to wherever at this point.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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BINGO!! Health care employers are after EXPERIENCED RN's, not new graduate RN's. The ladder are now a dime a dozen and if one finds a job in a hospital, she is lucky and probably was selected from hundreds of other applicants.

It is really sad that so many people are quitting other careers to get into nsg, only to get their license/degree and find that noone will give them a chance, all the while there are ads for EXPERIENCED RN's all over the place.
Well with all due respect it was experienced RN's who went into this job years ago not for the money or the job security or the pay......they went into this field because they wanted to be a nurse. Meanwhile most of their friends were getting into internet start ups, real estate, finance etc. making a lot more money. So I don't feel too sorry for those that are quitting their career to go into nursing. I'm sure they wouldnt even think about nursing in a 1998 economy. Also nursing plagued by foreign nurses coming here to work i.e. half of my unit is Philipino. Now I have nothing wrong with Phillipinos working in this country.....but they are NOT EVEN CITIZENS........many are here on effing work visas.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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Take New Grads?! Please tell me where this institution is. If it close enough to NJ my friend may travel to wherever at this point.
I believe it, as "new grads" means many things. I'd imagine it'd be really hard for the person who went into nursing directly from high school and really has zero professional job experience. Now if a person got their degree in business, put in a few good years of professional work and go back into nursing, they'd be a more desirable new grad. Also the top of their class 4.0 new grad stand a better chance then everyone else.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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Our flight surgen told me that when you hear the word "Nurse", replace it with "Construction". Are they looking for an electrical nurse, plumbing nurse, steel girder worker nurse, elevator nurse, construction estimating nurse, inspection nurse, and including the underwater rivit soplicing coating nurse with an advance certification in ........ He said the specific job can be so specialized that they are looking for that one in 500,000 thousand person. he showed me the ads in the local paper and asked me to find a job for just a nurse. Not one out of the dozens. Each was a very specific type of nurse with a specific specialty or certification. The shortage he said, if it really exist, is in specific specialties that ebb and flow, not in nurseing as a whole.
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