If you ask a nursing student why he/she took up BS Nursing, the most common answer is: “Yun kasi ang gusto ng parents ko kasi indemand daw saka malaki ang sweldo sa abroad”. Because of this kind of mentality, the population of nurses and nursing students in the Philippines had become over abundant. Thus, the newly graduates are finding it hard to seek for jobs. The competitions among nursing applicants are very stiff. As what I’ve heard from my professor, even in applying for volunteers are very difficult making it hard to obtain the experience they need. That’s why, some nurses prefer to apply in different occupations other than a nurse.
I am an upcoming 4th year nursing student and these are the problems I am worrying about. Not only me, but everyone in my batch. Though we are aware of this reality, we don’t know what to do. We are now in the midst of it and it’s hard to come back. How about us? What future do awaits us? We should now find solutions to this mounting problem as soon as possible because we don’t want to be a jobless RN to join the rank of unemployed.