I'm a newly licensed RN and eager to start my career. Unfortunately no one wants to hire a new grad with Associates Degree and no prior experience...especially in NY. I'm applying everywhere within 50-60 miles from my zip but nothing is fruitful. It's difficult to get experience if no one wants to give you a chance. Everyone started somewhere and I too need a chance to start somewhere.
Would it be advisable for me to apply for a part time or per diem position if full time jobs are not offered to new grads? All I want is to start working as an RN in any specialty.
Feb 16, '12
by HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD
Don't hold your breath - LOL. I don't know of a single employer - hospital, clinic, home care, LTC, etc - that will hire a new grad into a part time position.
See, it's like this. . . it takes actual experience to become fully competent and able to function independently. The more hours you work, the more rapidly this development occurs. If you are only working half the number of hours, it will take you twice as long to become competent. You would also run the risk of having a bazillion different preceptors which would make the process even slower.
So, part time is not an option normally offered to new grads.
Last edit by HouTx on Feb 16, '12
: Reason: typo