can a new grad work as a per diem RN?
Float nurse (for new grad)- is it really hard/not recommended for a novice?
Dec 8, '06
Both are not a good idea for a new grad and my hospital won't do it. You need 1 year experience for either.
Being a float nurse is tough because you are all over the hospital.
Per diem is tough because you don't have enough experience to only work occasionally.
Dec 9, '06
Actually there is a hospital here in Boston that has a new grad program where the new grad floats. I guess this is just so that the new grad can think about which unit really interests them and they can pick which one they'd like to work in. I think for a new grad it would be confusing to float..though I did consider applying for the new grad program at this hospital but I'm glad where I work now. Nursing is overwhelming enough!