Do any agencies hire newly licensed RN's? I got my license about 6 weeks ago, I interviewed at one hospital, it sounded promising at first but I'm not so sure now. I DO know that that position hasn't been filled yet. I have also applied at several hospitals without success. I have heard that several area hospitals are on a hiring freeze right now. Does anyone believe it may just be a bad time of year?
Anyhow, I was considering an agency for short term until I can find a full time permanent position. Do most require experience? I have heard that some do hire new RN's as it could be a good way of trying different areas of nursing to see what you like. I'm really not doing it just for the money because I know there are some drawbacks about agency nurses, and the extra $$$ isn't always worth it. I just need something like now because I want experience and the extra money wouldn't hurt as I am behind on a few bills and could get them paid off in very little time.
Is this possible? Can anyone offer any insight or advice?