evie63 said "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 ."
Hi evie63, how did you go with your interview process? Did you get in to the New Grad program? I wish you all the best.
You right 'universities have a lot to answer for their pumping out the nurses in massive numbers' as you have said, but it is also government's (local and federal ) responsibility providing enough places for new grad's to be placed. Therefore it requires sensible co operation for the government and universities, otherwise public health will suffer when new grads no longer interested in nursing and will move on to other professions in rows. We will have more crisis for nursing shortages, and safety ratio's soar..
GOOD LUCK IN YOUR CAREER of NURSING..! :)