New Grad RN need not apply - page 2

Wow, what a monumental mistake I have made. I threw away a decent job to go back to school. I went back and got by BS in nursing. Now I am a licensed RN BSN with no future. When I went back to school... Read More

  1. Visit  orange juice profile page
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    Lisa1980, you probably had no problem because you have been a LPN for a number of years. In my opinion, you as a new grad isnt the same of the many of us who are having a hard time finding jobs.
    Meriwhen likes this.
  2. Visit  Lisa1980 profile page
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    orange juice, I see your point. That may be true. Wish every the best in Career hunting!
  3. Visit  cbwcm8 profile page
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    Have any of you ladies who haven't found jobs tried internships/externships during school? I live in Chicago and they are have a hiring freeze however, i particpated in a mentorship/internship at two hospitals and had a job before I even got my license (still waiting for my NCLEX results). It is hard to find jobs in this economy, thats y as in ever other profession, we have to network and market ourselves...as in life, sometimes its who u know.

    Has anyone thought of working in nursing homes? Its hard work but like in my area, its easy for a new grad to get hired quickly. You can usually do a 1-2 years there with home health and be able to apply to hospitals as an experienced RN

    Good Luck!
  4. Visit  orange juice profile page
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    I tried to get an externship but its hard to get them around here. Trying to get an externship is like trying to get a job. The competition is bad.
  5. Visit  mariposabella profile page
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    Well are people who cant find jobs looking for jobs outside of hospitals? According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    However, employment of RNs will not grow at the same rate in every industry. The projected growth rates for RNs in the industries with the highest employment of these workers are:

    Industry Percent
    Offices of physicians 48
    Home health care services 33
    Nursing care facilities 25
    Employment services 24
    Hospitals, public and private 17

    Good luck with everyone in their job searches. Like I keep hearing people say in this economy its WHO you know. Maybe networking would be a good idea.
  6. Visit  Asystole RN profile page
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    There are jobs out there but they are not the uber awesome jobs everyone wants. You have to settle.

    Most likely you won't get the L&D job you wanted or the ED or even in a hospital at all...

    I had to take a night floor Nurse job at a SNF taking 40-60 pts making crap money, being treated like crap until I could move on. Took me 3 months to find that job but I did it. Glad I did too, taught me what "bad" really was lol.

    The jobs are there but they ain't pretty.
  7. Visit  BowHunterRN profile page
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    As it seems everyone is offering opinons, i'm going to go for it, too I have no job yet (I graduated in May). I know it's only been 2 months, and that's fine. It is discouraging, though, when you are told over and over that you will not only have a job right after graduation but any job you want. I am applying wherever I can that is within an hour drive. Almost every listing in the paper or online says "Experience Required." I even had a "connection" at one hospital, where they immediately shut me down with an e-mail saying there was no way they could hire a new grad. They also added they had not seen it like this in the past 16 years. Pretty hard to start out somewhere when no one will accept the fact that you have no experience.
    So, I understand that the negativity in this post can be discouraging to others, but we all have our days when we feel like we are trying so hard, and are worthy of a job, but no one cares. So, I just want to say, to those of you who have had jobs for years are commenting on how there are jobs but we new grads just aren't looking hard enough, remember that this is the worst the economy has been. Remember that all of us do not live in your area or in your state. I see many of you saying there are jobs here in Cali, or here in FL. Well think about the other states. I understand negativity is not helpful, but what is truly negative is when experienced people make us new grads feel as if we aren't trying, or there's something wrong with us because we don't have a job.

    Just wanted to give my two cents
  8. Visit  whodatnurse profile page
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    Quote from ohyeah
    Wow, what a monumental mistake I have made. I threw away a decent job to go back to school. I went back and got by BS in nursing. Now I am a licensed RN BSN with no future. When I went back to school I was told how the hospitals were screaming for nurses and how I would be able to "write my own ticket". Well, that is ********. There is not and never was a nursing shortage. NOBODY WILL HIRE A NEW GRAD. Unfortunately, I was not the only one to fall for the RN shortage line. 1000's of RN new grads are being spit out each year creating a mass oversaturated pool of unemployable, inexperienced RNs. Your local hospitals are too ******* cheap to have new grad programs so they import foreigners, most of which are Filipino, instead.

    So, now what? I have a degree that is useless--my prior job is gone and I have no marketable job skills after 5 years in college. I have never been so disappointed in my life.

    Yours,
    Unemployed future "stale grad" with no prospects RN
    ohyeah - I feel your pain. My story is the same as yours, as is that of a number of my classmates, who are all coming up on our 1 year mark since graduating. I live in the mid-Atlantic, with an elderly mom in a neighboring state, so pulling up stakes to move to the southwestern U.S. (where there supposedly are jobs) is not an option for me. I also hold a mortgage, and homes are not selling easily right now. I'm giving this whole nursing thing until the end of this week (I'm waiting to hear back from an interview)...and if that doesn't come through...I'm afraid that's gonna be it for me. I've depleted my savings...and I suppose I'll have to sell my home at a loss.

    I'm not sure what my next step will be. I left a long IT career to do this. I don't regret leaving it at all though...and I would never go back to it either. But I'll always keep my nursing license current. You never know how "being a nurse" might come to work for you in a different job.
  9. Visit  orange juice profile page
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    Quote from whodatnurse
    ohyeah - I feel your pain. My story is the same as yours, as is that of a number of my classmates, who are all coming up on our 1 year mark since graduating. I live in the mid-Atlantic, with an elderly mom in a neighboring state, so pulling up stakes to move to the southwestern U.S. (where there supposedly are jobs) is not an option for me. I also hold a mortgage, and homes are not selling easily right now. I'm giving this whole nursing thing until the end of this week (I'm waiting to hear back from an interview)...and if that doesn't come through...I'm afraid that's gonna be it for me. I've depleted my savings...and I suppose I'll have to sell my home at a loss.

    I'm not sure what my next step will be. I left a long IT career to do this. I don't regret leaving it at all though...and I would never go back to it either. But I'll always keep my nursing license current. You never know how "being a nurse" might come to work for you in a different job.
    I live in the Southwestern US there are no jobs here either. ;( Good luck to you I hope they call back.
  10. Visit  whodatnurse profile page
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    Quote from orange juice
    I live in the Southwestern US there are no jobs here either. ;( Good luck to you I hope they call back.
    No? I guess from reading on here I had gotten the impression that Texas and surrounding states (NM/OK) were hiring...somewhat. But you would know better than me what's really going on over there. LOL

    Seriously though...I'm sorry to hear that...especially if you're one of the thousands of us who are looking for employment.

    Thanks for the well wishes. All I know is that my application's status is still 'in progress'. At least it's not a 'NO'...for now anyway.
  11. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from orange juice
    I live in the Southwestern US there are no jobs here either. ;( Good luck to you I hope they call back.
    Based on previous posts, you are in California, which is not what most people are referring to when they are talking about the Southwestern region of the United States. California is in a league all its own...
  12. Visit  orange juice profile page
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    oh well sorry. I do live in CA. But I am also looking for jobs in NV, AZ, TX and NM.
  13. Visit  Leilani1983 profile page
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    Quote from orange juice
    oh well sorry. I do live in CA. But I am also looking for jobs in NV, AZ, TX and NM.
    I live in Reno, NV and there are a bunch of jobs listed on both Renown's and St. Mary's website. Not all of them say experience is required. Some say "experience preferred" but I would apply anyway.

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