New Rn

  1. HI GUYS,
    I JUST RECEIVED MY RN LICENCE. LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO START WITH. I WOULD LIKE TO START WORKING AT THE HOSPITAL.
    I LIVE IN VA. IS THERE ANYBODY WHO HAS ANY IDEA OF ANY HOSPITAL RECRUITING NEW RN GRADUATE?
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  3. by   jemb
    Have you checked local newpapers for job listings in the cities of your interest (online if you are not physically there to buy the paper)? Have you checked websites for facilities in those cities?

    Look at job-hunting as a good exercise in problem-solving (a much used skill for nurses)!

    BTW, congratulations and welcome to the world of the RN!
  4. by   NurseGreenEyes RN
    Hey!!! Simonrods

    !Congragulations! Yey, you did it! :hatparty:
    Best of luck in finding a job. Like Jemb says above my posting, look in newspapers, especially on Sundays.......they should have a whole bunch of postings of hospitals!

    Im sure you'll find a job, all hospitals are desperate for nurses!

    Best of luck!!!! !!! Congragulations again!!!!

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  5. by   zambezi
    I dont live anywhere near VA, but most hospitals are hiring...my advice would be to look online at various hospitals you are interested in working in, figure out what area you want to start in (or three or four areas), get in touch with the various unit managers, give them a call and set up a meeting with them to tour their units in order to get a feel for them...at the very least get in touch with human resources, many hospitals have a new grad orientation that starts at the end of june/july...in my experience it is faster and more productive to meet with the nurse managers of the floors you are interested in a find a good fit...remember to ask about orientation legnth, staffing, what shift you may start out in, etc (may a list of things that are important to you in a new job) remember to find a place that you will be happy in (ie: with staff you think you might like, at the very least with a manager that gives you good vibes, staffing that is tolerable, a hospital that gives you opportunities) there is a lot to look into but it is important especially as a new grad to find a place that supports you, nurtures your confindence, try to find a place that you actually enjoy working at...working is a part of life might as well find a place you enjoy, working at a place that you don't like and is unsupportive just leads to burn out...anyway...good luck and congratulations on becoming an RN...most of all have fun!!!:roll
    Last edit by zambezi on May 30, '03
  6. by   Mkue
    Definately check the Sunday paper in your area.

    Good Luck !

    Congradulations!
  7. by   vaughanmk
    Here in the midwest, job postings typically are classified as GN. Just RN. It's always worth a shot. Hospitals know it's that time of year and plan on bringing on so many new grads.

    Good luck and way to go.
  8. by   funnygirl_rn
    Originally posted by simonrods
    HI GUYS,
    I JUST RECEIVED MY RN LICENCE. LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO START WITH. I WOULD LIKE TO START WORKING AT THE HOSPITAL.
    I LIVE IN VA. IS THERE ANYBODY WHO HAS ANY IDEA OF ANY HOSPITAL RECRUITING NEW RN GRADUATE?
    Congrats!! Sorry, thought you were looking in Maryland since that is what your location states beneath your icon. Maryland is currently down 17,000 nurses...so says our local news a few days ago. Anyhow our Sunday paper is packed full of positions....yep...new grads, old grads, experienced & inexperienced ..doesn't matter...they need em'. There are also lots of free papers that have want ads as well.

    But, I see you are looking in Virginia instead. I am sure they have plenty of positions as well. If not...Maryland has plenty! Best of luck.
  9. by   Katnip
    INOVA is hiring in all their facilities in Northern VA. I think Loudon Hospital center is also.

    Pick up a copy of Nursing Spectrum and Advance for Nurses. They have all the ads from the MD-Va area.

    I don't know about other parts of VA

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