Ok. Two years ago they told us that when we graduated we would be able to work in a field that fascinated us. They told us that the days of "you must work in XYZ and be grateful for it" were over. Well...THEY'RE BACK. I've been told by THREE human resources people TODAY (Beth Israel Deaconess, Concord Hospital, Mass General) that "you should get experience wherever you can with this job market. How about working in a nursing home?"
This is a terrible idea on the industry's part. A LOT of us got into nursing because we thought, even though we HATED certain clinicals, it didnt matter because we wouldn't WORK in those specialties. I, for example get insanely bored in areas that don't move quickly. If i worked in a nursing home I'd probably go crazy within a week.
I wonder how everyone is going to feel in a year when many new nurses never work in nursing because they couldn't get jobs...then they'll be shrieking about a shortage all over again.