Are doctor's offices likely to hire new grad RNs?

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    I am strongly considering seeking employment in an office as a new grad. Are offices open to hiring new grads? Or do they prefer experienced RNs? I would very much like to go straight into an office over a hospital. Another question:

    As a new grad RN, are you more likely to be hired into a hospital or an office? The job market for nurses is not very good where I live, so I will most likely be limited to what is available to me when I graduate. But, like I said, I really would like to avoid a hospital setting if i can help it.
    Last edit by emptyboxcars on Jan 30, '12
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    Where I am, clinics are no more likely to hire a new grad RN than a hospital. In fact, they might be less inclined because you're triaging patients over the phone and relying on experience gained through patient care. We have a few big health systems in my area, and pretty much all of them have new grad RN residency programs for which one has to apply and be accepted to in order to be considered for a job with their system. Unless you've had a year of experience, you're considered a new grad and need to apply- even to work in a clinic. I learned that the hard way.

    So, I don't know about your locale, but that's what I know about my locale.

    As a side note I was really insulted because I was an LPN for almost 5 years in a clinic, and worked literally right next to the RN's, and so it wasn't like I didn't know what they did in the clinic...in fact the LPN's often did a lot of the RN's work (yes, I know, scope of practice etc etc...).


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