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How to Avoid Getting the Axe From Your Nursing Job

How to Avoid Getting the Axe From Your Nursing Job

Georgia Price | NursingLink

We all know that the economy is shaky. People are getting laid off left and right. Luckily, nursing is a pretty solid industry to be in. However, this may not apply to every job, every facility, or every region. Your job might be at risk. If your employer is considering laying employees off, here are some things you can do avoid the axe.


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    LaserDave

    over 2 years ago

    36 comments

    Great article , but I would like to add that the following habits have kept me employed somewhere for the past twelve years- Attitude, Flexibility,attitude, versatility, attitude, constant professional development, attitude. Good people are always in demand somewhere. hang in there kgrevenstuk.

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    LaserDave

    over 2 years ago

    36 comments

    I would like to add after 12 years in healthcare, that in addition to the great points made in the article I have found the following has kept me afloat in these up and down times. attitude, flexibility, attitude, professional development, attitude, enough said. Remember, you may still get laid off, but I have found that my habits have kept me employed and out of the unemployment line. Good people always get another job.

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    nurselizzyw

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    this sounds all good but when you have a boss who has harrassed you for 6 years it doesnt sound good for me She just hates my guts!!!!!!!!

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    kgrevenstuk

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    I was an OR nurse for 21 years, then was injured. Worked as Safety nurse for a year, then reherniated. Been off work for a year. Will never be a staff nurse again due to injury but hope to return to work soon

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    asrains

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    I actually did all the things mentioned, but due to budget cuts I was let go anyway. So it doesn't really work all the time!

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    quakerite

    over 2 years ago

    4 comments

    The best way around here to keep your nursing job is to be a medical assistant that facilities can pass off as a (lower paid) nurse. Otherwise, RNs are being let go left and right.

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    Donajuda

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Great article and good advice.

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