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Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:04 pm Last edited Apr 16, 2013, 08:30 pm Update #8

Hi,

Well we all in the same boat folks, I started up a FB page and I am also getting in touch with local MP's in NSW. We decided to make a video campaign to tell our stories. We need you to come forward and support us, therefore support your cause.

There is a video produced for public awareness, and I shared this video on the Facebook page that I created for New Graduates who missed out on New Graduate placements/program

We also share many interesting information and current updates on the issues of New Graduate RN's, health issues and  a lot more. Come and visit your page.

If you are interested in joining us please leave your contact details, and your stories. Please  'like' our Facebook page and share with others on your wall. If you know anyone who's also missed out of getting a New Grad position, let them know what we are doing.

United we stand, divided we fall. I am very positive about what we are doing, and we will get the result what we want.

Name of the page is;

New Graduate Nurses say Give us jobs

https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Graduate-Nurses-say-Give-us-jobs/557231054310095

We also recently created a 'petition' for the public to sign and support us. Please sign in and give your support as well, you can also share this petition with other who can sign in and give their support.

 Thank you

http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/nsw-graduate-nurses-say-give-us-jobs

Good luck with your job hunting :)

Bea

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Apr 23, 2013, 12:54 pm Last edited Apr 23, 2013, 12:54 pm update #1

Dear Friends,

We have 122 hits on the Graduate RN nurses who missed out New Grad Positions/PETITION, but we do not have any support reply, please share your stories, how do you deal with your unemployment? how do you feel about being unemployed. Please share our petition page and our FB page with others. Come and make comments on the FB page. We are also organising video campaign for the NSW RN new graduates who do not have an employment.We want the Health Department taking an interest to our problem. We want every nursing RN graduate have the opportunity to practice their skills. This is very important, we are looking forward to hear from RN new graduates who are particularly missed out of New Graduate programs.

Thank you

Good luck with your job hunting

Bea

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Apr 29, 2013, 11:57 pm

Dear friends

We have now 225 hits on this topic, and some of you visited our Facebook page, we like to thank you all for your support, we need more supporters to our cause, this is a very hot topic at the moment, if you search on FB our page is on the TOP HIT, and if you search on Google our New Graduate Nurses say give us Jobs Facebook page and our community petition links come top two..and the third one is following with Peter Kwong's experience called

Experience: I’m an unemployed new gradwww.nurseuncut.com.au
So please continue your support, share our page, come and become a member sign our petition page, we have other cool staff on our FB page.
Again thank you for your support.

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May 09, 2013, 01:45 pm

Dear Friends

We need three to six new graduates who are presently unemployed and looking for new graduate jobs, doesn't matter whether you have done your post graduate one year placement or not please contact us, or leave a message here and we shall.
Thank you
New Graduate Nurses say 'Give us jobs' Please share our page and sign our petitions, thank you for your support
http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/nsw-graduate-nurses-say-give-us-jobsNSW Graduate Nurses say 'Give us jobs'www.communityrun.org

Fo those who wants to contact with us, please leave your message with your contact details, alternatively  to sign in to our petition on the above 'community run' page and leave your details, in both ways your contact would be secure and respected, thank you.

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May 09, 2013, 02:00 pm Last edited May 09, 2013, 02:00 pm update #1

Dear friends

We rely on public support and your understanding of this issue now in crisis level, each year hundreds of nursing graduates come our of universities in Australia and finding themselves in the real world of public health system..Even though we have this ongoing 'short staffing' issues, we are not supported by the government's top level people who make decisions. Each year there is a growing numbers of new graduates piling up on the government's public health hospitals new graduate program's waiting list, which is not funny. I was told on the phone by an executive saying; 'it is not our problem, universities are independent, they can do what ever, we as government try to skill match in our hospitals" so...this does not answer our new graduate employment crisis. It is getting worst each year, because we still have huge unemployed new grads waiting on their waiting list. Whoever I have spoken to from the public, they think 'we need nurses, and there is an ongoing nursing crisis in this country' and they ask me this very known question, we also like to know the answer..If we having short staff in our public hospitals, how come you finding difficult to get a nursing job?? what is the government is going to do about it. I would say LETS ASK THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT/S AND OUR STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH MINISTERS?? What your your answers???? Are you going to do something about our nursing staff crisis??? 

We all should be asking these questions by ringing, talking to our local MP's

Common, we have things to do...!! to bring the CHANGE to our health system work better.

We like some comments please!!!

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May 09, 2013, 02:05 pm Last edited May 09, 2013, 02:05 pm update #1

Dear Friends

This is another petition on the same topis is organised by the SA Nursing Association, would be nice to support as well.

Budget for more graduate jobs for nurses

To: State Treasurer

2,408
of 3,000 signatures

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May 11, 2013, 12:08 pm Last edited May 11, 2013, 12:08 pm update #2

Dear Friends

This week we celebrate nursing week, but many hearts are broken, because many New Graduate nurses are unemployed in all over Australia.
 
 For those who are in power should hang their head in SHAME, because their eyes are blind, their ears a...See moreUnlike · · Share

Please sign in and make your comments in our Facebook page;

https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Graduate-Nurses-say-Give-us-jobs/557231054310095

Thank you for your support. OUR NEW GRADUATE NURSES WAITING YOUR SUPPORT, OUR NURSES DESERVE YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Bea

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May 19, 2013, 08:35 am Last edited May 19, 2013, 08:35 am update #1

Hi Bea,

I’m gonna put my 2 cents in with the risk of starting world war III

You stated, “each year hundreds of nursing graduates come our of universities in Australia and finding themselves in the real world of public health system” There are many people are out there that are in the same, if not, worse predicament than graduate nurses. Welcome to what many people have been dealing with a lot longer than a few months. It’s called a ‘competitive job market’ Many Australians have a family to support, a mortgage to pay, no job and a lack of any qualifications. As you can imagine there are some pretty desperate people out there that will take any job they can get. Unemployment is not a choice for them like it seems to be for you.

 Just because you have finished university and now have your degree does not mean you are entitled to a job. It is no secret that there are limited grad jobs compared with graduates in the public system. You cannot blame the government that you missed out on a grad position. The successful graduate nurses either,

A – Had better grades than you

B – Performed better in the interview than you

C –Constructed a better cover letter and resume

D – did all of the above.

No conspiracy. The best person for the job was chosen. That’s how the recruitment process works. Some win, some loose.

 You said…“We want every nursing RN graduate have the opportunity to practice their skills. This is very important” Then stop blaming the government and go look for a job elsewhere.

Think outside the square. The public health system is not the only way to get a new graduate job.

Ever thought of joining the private sector? Gradplus a 1 year grad program, at well over 30 hospitals in 3 states  is available to all recently graduated Registered Nurses -  http://www.gradplus.com.au/. Open now for applications.

 This next quote is from the NSW government site – Graduate Nursing application page itself…..

 

“Employment opportunities also exist in the Private and Disability Care Sectors. Vacancies in these sectors are usually advertised in newspapers and on hospital web sites”

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/Recruit.aspx

 Or, here’s a thought....what about spending your graduate year working in Aboriginal Health? Or in aged care or mental health? Theres 2 ways that this scenario could go….

Prospective boss interviews someone who he sees has been proactive and stepped out of their comfort zone to help care for some of Australia’s most vulnerable…    OR…  receives job application from someone who has been unemployed since graduating university What are you going to say to them if they ask you why you haven’t been able to find work? That you were too good to bite the bullet and take a non-public system nursing position, or… SHOCK HORROR….a non-skilled job to tide you by? Yep, employers tend to see long unexplained periods of unemployment as a bad thing, go figure.

Stop sabotaging your chances of landing a decent job - Sometimes we all have to settle for second best.

modified: Tuesday 21 May 2013 1:04:43 pm - Rororo

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May 26, 2013, 12:12 am Last edited May 26, 2013, 12:12 am update #2

Rororo wrote;

"Hi Bea,

I’m gonna put my 2 cents in with the risk of starting world war III"

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Dea 'Rororo'

Well, you did not even put your real name...but you have cared to put your '2 cents worth-in your own words' opinion..

I suspect you are a nurse, to be honest with you I expected better and much more informed comments from you on this topic.

That is all I have to say to you in the matter, we are trying to raise the public awareness about what is really going on in our public health system.

Thanks for the advice!!!

Cheers Rororo

modified: Sunday 26 May 2013 12:17:10 am - bea

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May 30, 2013, 05:30 pm

the public health system in Australia is struggling and many states are offering only a handful of graduate positions because they simply cant afford new grads. Hospitals nation wide are making experienced nurses redundant and closing wards. This forces a surplus of new grad AND experienced nurse (that were fired from the public system) applications on the private system, who can't give everyone a job and would naturally prefer someone with experience. Don't blame the system, blame your university and the media for creating this image that there is a "nursing shortage". The shortage is for experienced nurses. Its an expensive investment hiring a new graduate nurse, only the cream of the crop get hired usually these days. I often encourage students I work with who say things like "I chose nursing cause the jobs are everywhere with the nursing shortage blah blah.." to do some ACTUAL research and see that it's near impossible to get hired as a new grad right now. Don't chuck a tantrum and start a "petition" and blame others when you should have done your homework and perhaps picked a profession that wasnt in the current economic state that nursing is in right now. 

Flame me, start world war III with me, this is a forum- that's my opinion. 

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May 30, 2013, 05:40 pm

Bea, Rororo is right on the money. Did you apply for work in aged care? Disability care?  Mental health? Indigenous health? Rural? These are areas in nursing that have ALWAYS been in crisis and deserve media attention as they are desperate for nurses to look after there patients. 

Every reader should read Rororos post. Well done

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Jun 02, 2013, 07:12 am

Hi all New Grads that missed out on the PMCV Computer Matching Service in 2012 (Victoria)

Just a heads up, that SOUTHERN HEALTH (Monash Medical) has advertised for a new intake  “Graduate Nurse Program(Collaborative) - closing date 11/6/2013  (Job Ref. no.  11483)

http://southernhealth.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?Id=11483&k=nurse&E=0&C=0&J=0&P=0&I=0&page=2

Good luck

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Jun 08, 2013, 10:34 am Last edited Jun 08, 2013, 10:34 am update #1

For those who bothered to reply and signed our petition, and liked our FACEBOOK page thank you from the bottom of our heart. Those who put not so positive comments here, we thank you too. You have made our petition even more worth while.We don't know your circumstances and you do not know our circumstances, so do not put judgmental comments... at least if you do not have something good to say, do not say anything. Your negative comments will not deter us from talking about the current health system which is undermining the patient safety, and not employing all but again ALL New Graduate Nurses who deserve a chance to practice their RN skills to get that "one year experience".I will leave you with this video which gives out loud message. Just listen, " It's the health care disgrace.They're fully qualified and willing to go anywhere for work. But why are so many nurses begging for jobs? "http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8611380Thank you again for those who have supported us and send us their positive and encouraging comments..

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Jun 08, 2013, 10:39 am

For those who bothered to reply and signed our petition, and liked our FACEBOOK page thank you from the bottom of our heart. Those who put not so positive comments here, we thank you too. You have made our petition even more worth while.We don't know your circumstances and you do not know our circumstances, so do not put judgmental comments... at least if you do not have something good to say, do not say anything. Your negative comments will not deter us from talking about the current health system which is undermining the patient safety, and not employing all but again ALL New Graduate Nurses who deserve a chance to practice their RN skills to get that "one year experience".I will leave you with this video which gives out loud message. Just listen, " It's the health care disgrace.They're fully qualified and willing to go anywhere for work. But why are so many nurses begging for jobs? "http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8611380Thank you again for those who have supported us and send us their positive and encouraging comments..Bea

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Jun 08, 2013, 02:11 pm Last edited Jun 08, 2013, 02:11 pm update #2

Following video aired on 'the Australian Current Affairs' (ACA)

We are giving you the opportunity to watch and make your own conclusion, whether our New Grads deserve a chance or not, whether New Grad Nurses are not proactive of finding, applying New Grad positions or not???

Then you have the floor to make your sensible comments which we would appreciate.

Thank you

Bea

" It's the health care disgrace.They're fully qualified and willing to go anywhere for work. But why are so many nurses begging for jobs?"

Please 'Copy' and 'Paste' the following link on your broser.

NEW GRADUATE NURSES SAY; 'GIVE US JOBS'

http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8611380

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Jul 22, 2013, 10:41 pm

Rororo

To be fair, some of the graduate recruitment rates are appalling considering that in a few years the shortage is likely to return. This all stems from the 2008-09 GFC. In the past, during and after recessions, nurses delay retirement. So this is what happens, but like everything, governments can only cut for so long and then it swings back the other way. That is my take on it anyway.

Bea, the current nursing climate is only temporary, that is my opinion. Just keep cracking and eventually you will be fine. Alternatively, as others have suggested, take up some work in other areas and think outside the square. Good luck.

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Aug 08, 2013, 02:06 pm Last edited Aug 08, 2013, 02:06 pm update #1

Dear  RichardAshcroft

Thank you for your supportive comments, sorry for my reply, because I am cracking at it on FB now we have 211 supporters, these supporters can not be wrong!!!

Have a great day, keep in touch..

Bea

https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Graduate-Nurses-say-Give-us-jobs/557231054310095

New Graduate Nurses say 'Give us jobs'

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This page supports New Graduate Nurses in all Australian states who are facing not having employment due to not enough New Graduate positions allocated.DescriptionRegistered Nursing positions now have a mandatory 'one year post graduate experience' requirement. One year post graduate experience extends for nursing agency positions as well. One year post graduate experience requirement makes for new graduates to apply Registered Nursing positions very difficult.

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Aug 19, 2013, 06:58 am

Well I'm 49 and have an interview on Wednesday 21/08/13 in mental health - my first choice, my second choice was aged care. It is true that many young students do not want to work in these areas they want ED, theatre or children's nursing jobs, areas that I would really dislike. I don't know how I will go in the interview but here's hoping. On another note, the universities have a lot to answer for they are pumping out the nurses in massive numbers - why? for the money. Particularly overseas students who pay way more.

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Sep 15, 2013, 09:39 am

Hi to all our supporters with your supportive comments.

We continue our petition here and on the Facebook page, now we have more members who support our cause. We also created community page for to get signatures. It is going really well. We now have304 Facebook members now, our community page has 100 people signed, our campaign continues. We organising a group meeting which all New Grad's welcome our get together network gathering.

Remember to become a Union member for your work rights to be protected, and remember to come to Nurses strike next week 17th September. Watch our page for details of the New Grad nurses get together NETWORK.

Thank you again, for standing united and be counted with us. Wherever you are have a great weekend!!

bea