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Nursing2015

November 2009, Volume 39 Number 11 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

Author

  • BESSIE R. AMAYA RN

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AMAYA, BESSIE R. RN

Issue: Volume 39(11), November 2009, p ...

 

As much as I respect Nursing2009, I'm disappointed in your article, "'Let Me Tell You about Being a Nurse'" (August 2009),* which stated that the nursing shortage is at crisis proportions. The nursing shortage seems to be temporarily relieved: I know because I'm one of many new graduate RNs in the United States who can't find a full-time job in a hospital.

 

I understand that more experienced nurses are putting off retirement, but I wish that hospitals would invest in us now. Then we new grads could tap into the knowledge of experienced nurses while they're still working. Have them train us now so that when the nursing shortage does come back in full force, we'll be prepared to take over.

 

Editor's note: See "Economic Recession: What Nursing Shortage?" (Clinical Rounds, September 2009)* for an update on this issue. Join a discussion of new graduate nurses looking for their first job by logging onto http://Facebook.com and searching for Nursing2009.

 

-BESSIE R. AMAYA, RN

 

Mount Union, Iowa

 

* Individual subscribers can also access these articles free online at http://www.nursing2009.com. [Context Link]

As much as I respect Nursing2009, I'm disappointed in your article, "'Let Me Tell You about Being a Nurse'" (August 2009),* which stated that the nursing shortage is at crisis proportions. The nursing shortage seems to be temporarily relieved: I know because I'm one of many new graduate RNs in the United States who can't find a full-time job in a hospital.

I understand that more experienced nurses are putting off retirement, but I wish that hospitals would invest in us now. Then we new grads could tap into the knowledge of experienced nurses while they're still working. Have them train us now so that when the nursing shortage does come back in full force, we'll be prepared to take over.

Editor's note: See "Economic Recession: What Nursing Shortage?" (Clinical Rounds, September 2009)* for an update on this issue. Join a discussion of new graduate nurses looking for their first job by logging onto http://Facebook.com and searching for Nursing2009.

-BESSIE R. AMAYA, RN

Mount Union, Iowa

* Individual subscribers can also access these articles free online at http://www.nursing2009.com. [Context Link]