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  1. 0 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
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    About ohyeah

    Joined May '07; Posts: 27; Likes: 25.

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  3. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    One of your previous postings indicates that you attended a BSN program in California. If you are still living in California, is there any possible way that you can relocate to a state where new grad RN positions are still available? I'm asking because California is one of the worst states for landing a job as a new nurse right now.

    I am cognizant that not everyone can simply pick up the pieces of their lives to move to some place when they have roots in CA. However, the job prospects are more favorable in southern New Mexico, Oklahoma, West Texas, Kansas, and other regions. If it is feasible, you could acquire 1 year of hospital experience out of state and then return to California as a more marketable, experienced nurse.

    I was born and raised in CA and would love to move back, but the nursing job market is preventing me from doing so right now. Good luck to you!
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  4. Visit  deanna1787 profile page
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    I am in the same position. i went to a very good nursing school in NY,and graduated with my BS in nursing. All the professors talked about was the fact that as soon as I graduated hospitals would be begging me to work for them. Now, its been a year and nothing.
    It makes me so mad because I spent all this money going to school thinking, "dont worry, then you get a job you can pay off all your loans," I guess I was wrong. You're right, no hospital wants to spend the money to train us, and its bull. They would rather hire cheap nurses aids, and its simply not fair.
  5. Visit  iPink profile page
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    I posted in your "lovely" other thread: do not go into nursing - Nursing for Nurses

    As I figured from that thread that you are a new grad that is pretty pi**ed off about your career change. You forgot how to be an electrician after 5 years?

    You telling yourself and everyone on here that you're "Unemployed future 'stale grad' with no prospects RN", I can see why you don't have anyone hiring you. You need to put some of that energy into doing something else in the meantime while still applying.
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  6. Visit  sheronep profile page
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    I understand that you "disapprove" of the original posters post, they are 100% correct!

    A BSN degree - even with your RN means nothing if you can't find a job. The outlook for new grads is extremely dismal and you have another crop of new grads coming out in December.

    Nursing school totally takes you out of your normal element. You basically give up your life for school so whatever job/life you had before has seriously passed you by. You have a before nursing school and after nursing school life. It's not that she is disappointed - she is broken - that's what she is trying to convey to all of the masses out there. Especially the media who keeps on saying there's a nursing shortage.


    Quote from mzchas
    I posted in your "lovely" other thread: do not go into nursing - Nursing for Nurses

    As I figured from that thread that you are a new grad that is pretty pi**ed off about your career change. You forgot how to be an electrician after 5 years?

    You telling yourself and everyone on here that you're "Unemployed future 'stale grad' with no prospects RN", I can see why you don't have anyone hiring you. You need to put some of that energy into doing something else in the meantime while still applying.
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  7. Visit  iPink profile page
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    Quote from sheronep
    I understand that you "disapprove" of the original posters post, they are 100% correct!

    A BSN degree - even with your RN means nothing if you can't find a job. The outlook for new grads is extremely dismal and you have another crop of new grads coming out in December.

    Nursing school totally takes you out of your normal element. You basically give up your life for school so whatever job/life you had before has seriously passed you by. You have a before nursing school and after nursing school life. It's not that she is disappointed - she is broken - that's what she is trying to convey to all of the masses out there. Especially the media who keeps on saying there's a nursing shortage.
    Look, there have been many new grads in the other thread the OP has started, stating that they and their classmates have found jobs as new grads. We all have heard of new grads having a difficult time getting jobs. News flash, all careers besides nursing is experiencing it. But, when you put yourself down and invite negativity on yourself, good is hard to break through all that. No doubt the OP is frustrated, but it's sad to discourage others from pursing their goals.
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  8. Visit  racquetmom profile page
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    RNLIMB2B (I think was the name) just posted they got a job after 5 months searching in PACU and OR. They said they never thought they would start in a place like that....how can that be....you need two years acute care according to you.

    I then read you gave up a good job to do this...why? Why would you leave such a good job to start over in school? Think about it, it couldn't have been that great of a job or you didn't like it or weren't fulfilled in it or got laid off, something to make you change. Very content, happy people don't wake up and say I am too happy in my position so I will go back to school and start over. There were reasons you aspired to become a nurse and think about those reasons and if they aren't there anymore then try something else.
  9. Visit  Lisa1980 profile page
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    this is just crazy. I applied for three jobs. interviewed for two. and was offered a position for both positions! The jobs are out there for new grads. You just need to look and be positive. Totally Rock your interview, show them your personality, and practice your response to interview questions.

    I wish everyone good luck! Oh and buy a suit! I felt completely ridiculous in one, but I was the only one that did where one, I did stand out!
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  10. Visit  sheronep profile page
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    I am only speaking on this thread - none other.

    When people ask me about going into nursing - I do hesitate to give a whole hearted YAY! Mostly because there are a lot of people who really don't know what it entails and only see the dollar signs. For those people I say heck no!! Why glut the market with people who really don't have the passion for nursing?

    Since we live in such an open society - everyone can express their opinions - even when they don't agree
  11. Visit  Bobbkat profile page
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    Whoa Lisa1980, I'm seriously jealous! (and I mean that in a good way, not a snarky sarcastic way ) I've applied for over 200, and I JUST went on my first interviews. Where in the country are you located? I'm totally envioius of anyone who doesn't have to make looking for a job their full time job.
  12. Visit  Bobbkat profile page
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    I agree with Sheronep. I would never advise someone that truly, wholeheartedly wants to be a nurse to look elsewhere. I would, however, advise someone that is interested because they think it promises an instant, secure job to think twice about going to school for nursing.

    Not only is it very hard to find a job in my area (New England), but it's also frustrating to me personally that when I tell people that I can't find a job they look at me like I am insane. To be unemployed as a business major? Well, that's understandable in this ecomony. But everyone KNOWS there's a nursing shortage!!!! The problem MUST be with me!

    My opinion is that the media hype about the shortage has created a great deal more disapointment and anger to new grad nurses than other careers. I could, of course, be completely wrong about that though, since my perspective is that of an unemployed new grad RN. It's very difficult to wrap one's head around being unemployed for so many months when just a few short years ago when we started school signing bonuses were rampant.

    I've certainly been guilty of being very negative about the present situation, but I also know that it doesn't get me anywhere. It's exhausting to be pi$$ed off all the time about the constant rejection, and I truly believe that the negativity will only drive people (and jobs) away. I have a b17ch fest, then calm down, remember why I went to school in the first place, and move on.

    I'm not even going to comment on whether the OP is out of line posting the original message or not. It's a public board, and they are certainly welcome to their opinions. To me it is obvious that they are extremely frustrated, but most of all extremely angry. I only hope that they can channel some of those emotions into productive energy for their job search.

    In the meantime op, whatever small consolation it is, know that you are not alone in being unemployed and frustrated.
  13. Visit  kimpatrtan profile page
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    Quote from ohyeah
    NOBODY WILL HIRE A NEW GRAD.
    My friends and I just graduated from our BSN program in May. I have a job lined up in an ICU unit. I have two friends going into telemetry in Providence Holy Cross. I have several more friends with jobs lined up in CHLA. I have one in Kaiser West LA. Several more in Northridge Hospital. Also one in Torrance and another in Cedars. A few more just started in the UCLA new grad program.

    However scant and few those jobs may be, they are out there. I'm in Los Angeles where the job market ranks as one of the worst in the entire nation but it IS possible to get a job. Just a level of perseverance, aggressiveness and defiance of the odds are required to find them.

    I looked at your other posts and it looks like you've lost your initial passion for nursing. I do have to ask: Did you go into nursing because of the "mythical" promise of a large paycheck and 3 day work weeks or did you really love it? Also, if you've been doing nothing but nursing for awhile now have you taken a breather, stepped away from it and relaxed? That in itself can refresh you.

    How long have you been searching for a job? Would you agree to work as a CNA in the meantime even to just "get your foot in the door"? Would you work in a LTC/hospice/psych facility? Would you be willing to relocate? Posters are asking these questions and you're not answering them. Just replying with more negativity. Just take that energy and put it into your job search. I swear... there ARE jobs out there.
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  14. Visit  Lisa1980 profile page
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    BobKat, I live in Pensacola florida. But I interviewed for jobs in south florida. Look into Fort Lauderdale area, Coral Springs, West palm Beach, and Boca Raton. They are hiring right now, they do accept new grads. They just don't advertise it. Apply anyway to positions, unless of course it specifically says no new grads please.

    Good Luck... and I mean it!
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