FYI, I was in HR at the hospital and asked about the hire stats:
For etch RN job that opens in this hospital, HR receives approx. 300 applicants;
This hospital (typical of most Chicago area hospitals) is moving toward hiring only BSN/MSN applicants.
It made me reflect upon the current BSN journey:
1) At the school I attended only 1 in 5 qualified applicants gained admission;
2) After admission, approximately 10-20% do not make it through the program;
3) Approx. 4% in Illinois do not pass NCLEX;
4) How many of those who make it to this point cannot find a hospital position?
5) Of those remarkable achievers that do get hired, the starting pay just does not seem equitable to the achievement;
6) What happens to those who don't get hired?
At the same time, I see almost every week a news report about how the nursing profession is the "#1 most in demand job."
It is an irony.
Hope you did well while your child was away on the first-flight! I am sure there were stories to tell. Tom
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