New Grad RN need not apply - page 3

by ohyeah 14,449 Views | 56 Comments

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... Read More


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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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    I'm so confused by all the people who CANNOT find new grad positions. Go on indeed.com and search for "new grad RN" even in CA (where people are saying it's the worst) a TON of positions come up. These are all specifically for new grads! Maybe you're resume and/or interview skills aren't working for you because there are jobs out there.
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    Not in southern New England. Typing in 'New Grad RN' brings up about 4 'new grads welcome to apply' postings', and a whole bunch more that say 'New Grad RN's are not eligible to apply for this position'...or something to that effect.

    So glad I finally got a job and can stop stressing about searching....<phew>.
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    Quote from Leilani1983
    I'm so confused by all the people who CANNOT find new grad positions. Go on indeed.com and search for "new grad RN" even in CA (where people are saying it's the worst) a TON of positions come up. These are all specifically for new grads! Maybe you're resume and/or interview skills aren't working for you because there are jobs out there.
    Funny... last time I did this, the bulk of the posts that I opened actually said, "No new grads."

    Is there some sort of exclusionary search that you're using that excludes the "new new grad" hits from the "new grad" hits?
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    Quote from Leilani1983
    I'm so confused by all the people who CANNOT find new grad positions. Go on indeed.com and search for "new grad RN" even in CA (where people are saying it's the worst) a TON of positions come up. These are all specifically for new grads! Maybe you're resume and/or interview skills aren't working for you because there are jobs out there.

    Try applying for these positions you will see what we are talking about. Maybe there is a job but there are like 1000 applicants. Most of us cant even land an interview despite having a good resume because of it. I have applied to Those places in Reno they tell me I need experience. One thing to remember just because there is a posting doesnt mean they are hurting for nurses either. Many places will leave a posting up for a while. You must still believe there is a nursing shortage.


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