Don't be so dramatic. America isn't facing a crisis.
California (and the rest of these house-flipper states are).
I'm a Texan (san antonio) as well and we have Californians flying down here in droves. I met a girl yesterday who recently graduated from nursing school in Ca. She relocated to my city and found a job in 1 month.
It's not what she wants. She's doing psych nursing in a care clinic.
But whatever...it's a paycheck, right?
The nursing market down here isn't saturated...yet.
DFW is somewhat...but overall? It's good.
Besides, it's not as though everyone who applies to nursing school will get accepted or make it through.
Everyone who wants to be a nurse isn't destined to be one. Sadly...
Plus there is an abundance of folks running into nursing because they think it means an 'easy' paycheck. Well...they'll lose faith when they see how difficult it is to make it through nursing school.
They'll burn out quickly when they see how 'easy' real world nursing is...and make space for those who want to be nurses.
Fine with me. They don't belong, in the first place.
Wanting a good career is fine but to do it for the paycheck? I'm sorry...
This isn't 'business'. We're helping and caring for people.
We work in service to others.
People who don't get that have no business in the medical field to begin with.
...because they're only leaping on the nurse train due to the 'shortage'.
They don't like people. They don't like caring for anything.
...and the first to curl their nostrils and say, "Ew...I'm not wiping any old person's a**'.
Well - that's nursing, babe.
...and that's someone mother, grandmother, grandfather, etc...that you're taking care of. So, how about a little compassion?
Problem is, everyone can't relocate...