New grads Need Not Apply - page 4

First, I would like to congratulate all of the new grads who have been able to secure RN employment in this bleek economy. It is a tough market for a new grad RN. A "year experience required" or "not... Read More

  1. by   Dwmoore
    Hello, I'm a junior in a BSN program and I was wondering if any of the people who are having a difficult time finding a job participated in an Extern program? At my school we were told if we were able to get an extern position and did a great job we would more than likely be offered a position.
  2. by   renardeau
    We were told that too, except the hospital then had a hiring freeze and while the externs were still offered jobs, they were offered jobs as techs and many were 'waiting' to be hired as RNs once the freeze was lifted.
  3. by   Dwmoore
    This is scary! It seems like a few years ago there were tons of RN positions, but now there are fewer and fewer. I won't graduate until May 2015, but I definitely don't want to be stuck with several thousands in loans and no job opportunities. Good luck to everyone currently searching!
  4. by   DontBeDaft
    The job market is looking better and better for new grads. I graduated in Dec 14' and have a great job with great pay. Try looking for new grad/resident programs and don't wait until graduation to start looking!
  5. by   christina731
    I graduated in Dec 2014. I took my NCLEX on Jan 21, 2015 and by the end of January I went on 3 interviews and received 3 job offers. If you try hard it's not that bad.
  6. by   CPIfornurses
    I agree apply everywhere you can.
  7. by   strawberryluv
    I'm glad I've widened my search for a new grad position to nursing homes. I have received 2 job offers from two nursing homes and have one more interview to go to and that is for a hospital this upcoming Monday. It will be about 18 days since I received my license and went on the job hunt when I interview. If the hospital won't take me, I am definitely taking up the offer at one of the nursing homes. Every day I am not working is a day that I am not making money...I don't have time to spare.
  8. by   kuch3
    I have 3 offers from Sanford...All med-surg: oncology, resource and psych. Any words of wisdom? I am a new grad so this would be my first position.
  9. by   SENSUALBLISSINFL
    Quote from kuch3
    I have 3 offers from Sanford...All med-surg: oncology, resource and psych. Any words of wisdom? I am a new grad so this would be my first position.
    I would recommend the Oncology unit. A former classmate started at the oncology unit, and she loves it. I also think, that it will give you a far greater experience that you can use, you should want to move to another unit in the future, compared to the psych unit.

    Good luck. I think is awesome you got 3 offers after graduating, not all of us were that lucky when we graduated.
    Last edit by SENSUALBLISSINFL on Nov 3, '16 : Reason: Added quote

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