I have officially come to terms that I am a MAY 2009 OLD
I have applied to over 100 jobs since March of 2009.
I have been a licensed RN for 6 months.
I have been a CNA for 1.5 yrs at a major teaching hospital.
I am BLS/AED Certified.
I am bilingual.
I am a part of my professional organization (ANA).
I have leadership experience as Vice Pres of the NSNA of my school.
I have volunteer nurse experience.
and i still have no job...
I have recently started freaking out because now I realize that the MAY 2010 new grads are going to come and when demand is greater than supply, CRAZINESS ENSUES and people go nuts fighting for an interview, let alone to speak to the nurse recruiter...
So today, I woke up with a mission: Call every hospital within a tolerable driving distance from me, and ASK IF THEY WILL HIRE NEW GRADS.
I accomplished my mission, but instead of helping, it seemed to hinder me instead. I am now even MORE discouraged than I was when I started. Here is how it all turned out....
Mass Eye and Ear- Not hiring new grads
Mass General- Not hiring new grads
Beverly Hospital- Not hiring new grads
Lowell Hospital- Not hiring new grads
St.Elizabeths- straight to voicemail (I have called this location at least 15 times in the past two months, trying to speak to the nurse recruiter and NOTHING! I have emailed her, left multiple voicemails, and i even tried using a fake name seeing if that will get them to transfer my call to her. I wish some people would have the courtesy to call back, or even email us back...)
Tufts- Straight to voicemail
Mount Auburn- Straight to voicemail
Lawrence General Hospital- No new grads until January 2011
Milton Hospital- Voicemail message, no option to speak to a real human being
Newton-Wellesley- Straight to voicemail
Quincy Medical Center- Receptionist said they probably wont be hiring new grads, Nurse Recruiter wasnt available
Umass Memorial- Straight to voicemail
Brigham and Womens- (this one really irritated me
) - I understand that BWH is one of the most prestigous hospitals in the country, but they need to step their game up and update their website. I stumbled onto a website that said "Nurse Intern Program" with a phone number and fax number. It says "Call for more information about the nurse intern program
. So I did... turns out, it is a NON WORKING NUMBER!! Go ahead, give it call for yourself...617-525-3100. Just when I thought I had a lead...
Fenway Community Health Center- No one picked up the phone
Childrens Hospital- Not hiring new grads
So there you have it folks. I am throwing in the towel and hopes that the hospital I work at will hire me one day...
Best of luck to all of us out there...