New Grad No Job- extremely depressed. - page 5

I know there are other topics on here about this- I've read them all. I'm feeling so so depressed lately. I graduated in October 2011 with my BSN and passed my NCLEX in November. I started applying... Read More

  1. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from maataus
    Hunh...! Which part of NY are you referring to...!
    Hehe, the poster may be referring to nurses with experience. It looks like from her posts she has been working as a nurses since 2009. And as we know a nurse with 2 years experience (even with one year) really has no problem getting a job. A nurse with zero experience is a whole other story!
  2. by   katherine100
    New grads from the Sam school of nursing got jobs with that hospital. Perhaps their schooling there did help but there are jobs in dialysis here as well as LTC if you cannot find a job in a hospital.
  3. by   estrellaCR
    NY jobs are hard to get, unless you go upstate. But NYC/Westchester/Long Island have basically nothing. And having close to a year experience at outpatient clinic or another non-hospital job does not help much. Hospitals in NYC area seem to prefer NYU grads for some reason, if you go to NYU you can get in as a new grad with just BSN and RN license. Idk I guess its the same. I wish they gave BSN grads from other reputable schools in NYC the same chance too.
  4. by   katherine100
    True estrella. I remember calling Westchester medical about current nursing jobs and the HR perspn told me they will call me when they have openings. Brooklyn and other hospitals are hiring (I doubt all of them have NYU grads) but I suppose those hospitals are not desireable. A friend of mine wroked for Jacoby and liked it .
  5. by   Newlpngraduate
    I took my LPN board exam in April and I passed,am a 31 years old mother of 2 children.Please anyone with information about finding LPN job should please contact me,because right now,I don't know what to do with my life,am stressed,depressed and I cry everyday.I got an award of distinction in pharmacology at kennedy king.I stay in south Chicago.I can hardly feed,am so
  6. by   GodsgirlD
    Hi Newlpn have you searched I don't live in your area, but I looked on there after I read your post and saw a few things. I would apply to even places that ask for experience, you never know. Also, if you have a resume start dropping it off to various places. Fax it to random places and if you haven't already done so, get on and sign up to receive daily emails when jobs come open in your area. Don't give up, make it your job EVERY day ALL day to search. Also, create a profile on Monster. I was sort of in a similar situation a few years ago when I relocated to a new state with just my children and I. I did all of the things I just suggested to you and received several offers. Keep your head up I, may God bless uou and your children. I am praying for you.

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  7. by   montecarlo64
    If you can commute to NW Indiana, you might be able to get on at a nursing home in the Gary area...You might need to get an Indiana license, though... Job market very difficult for a lot of nurses now...Good luck & I hope you find something soon
  8. by   Newlpngraduate
    @ GodsgirlID ,have applied to several jobs on,careerbuilder and some other websites and have submitted tons of applications on site.Guess,I'll keep applying and thanks for your words of encouragement.God bless you.
  9. by   Newlpngraduate
    @mortecarlo,I will give it a try,I really appreciate it,God bless.
  10. by   fullofenergy
    I have a few suggestions. Have you signed up on all career sites under healthcare/nursing to have alerts for RN jobs to be sent to you automatically through e-mail? I did and just got an interview from one of these sites that I would have never known about. Second, have you ever just driven around in areas where you would like to work, found facilities such as rehab centers, clinics or long-term care facilities and came in and filled out applications? I did this and sometimes it may take a month to several weeks, but often times they will call you when they need you. These are what I call the "hidden job market" that other nurses may not have tapped yet. I also went on the website from the school where I graduated and got a list of their clinical partners. If they are willing to have students come in, oftentimes they are interested in hiring new grads as well. Unfortunately, you may not land your ideal position this way, but it is definitely a start. I have been feeling frustrated myself lately and hope these strategies help. Most importantly, try not to despair and give up, because something will probably come up when you least expect it.
    Best of luck to all,
  11. by   Cindycin37
    No, things haven't changed for me. I'm still unemployed. I'm so frustrated with the nursing profession that I just stopped applying all together. I don't know why I'm still taking classes to get into UIC's RN to BSN. I'm take one class right now. I guess I'm hanging onto the last bit of hope. I will probably get a cashier or waitress job while I work on my BSN. I guess I can always take an RN refresher course 2 years after I complete BSN. I'm not sure if this is the right way to go since I got my A.D.N. in May of 2011, worked 8 months, and will probably be 2015 when I get BSN.
  12. by   Cindycin37
    Well, I'm finally going to apply for an RN job I'm just going to keep applying and not stress myself out if I don't get the job. Something has to eventually happen
  13. by   sourapril
    That's the spirit! Keep going, that's all you can do. I am in the same boat as you. From time to time I also feel depressed and not wanting to apply for jobs. But the dark period will pass.