Thought I would have a job by now. Getting depressed - page 4

I have been scrolling here and there on this website and I am sure this has been discussed, but I will ask for myself. I am a May graduate with my ADN and I am currently enrolled in the BSN program.... Read More

  1. by   dbahamonde
    This is soo Frustrating!!!
    I graduated in August and got my license in April and have been looking non stop for months and haven't gotten an interview yet. Ive sent hundreds of resumes and nothing. Already have my ADN working on my BSN and want my MSN but I wonder, is it worth it??
  2. by   CP1983
    Well, i graduated a yr ago and havent found anything. All the other places like Nursing homes, clinics, dia lysis centers, all want a year of experience, know that the new grads need experience and are willing to work anywhere but they are not hiring as well. I had not one but two externships, buth unpaid Nd one volunteer experience, it didn't help. Even though, i am getting my BSN, im pretty much gave up because i have my family to help to care of and a mortgage to pay. I needed to work and just couldnt afford to keep waiting for mt first nursing job to come around. I realized that if its meant to be, then it.will happen but as for now, i am getting my BSN and taking my time with it since their is no rush; i will be done with school in 2015.
  3. by   ScrappytheCoco
    I just wanted to say good luck and offer a little hope. I am in a large metro area that is saturated with new grads, and I'm also an ADN. I've been looking for a few months (only one month since licensure) and I was finally offered a position yesterday...there is hope! I was picked up by a small health system about 50 miles outside of the city. Good luck with your search...it will happen!
  4. by   Sunflowerinsc
    Hospitals are not fulling positions like they used to because they are not making money.They are scared because of all the cuts by Medicare and other income sources. Ask nurses that are working how short staffed they are,how many patients assigned a shift, how much overtime they have.
  5. by   SRNA4U
    I think there is a nursing shortage at the bedside level. The job market is very good here in the DC area but the issue is that most hospitals are looking for experienced nurses only. A lot of programs that were in place for new RN's have been removed by many hospitals because of money. I currently work in the ICU and OR specialty areas and that market always have openings here in the DC/MD/VA area. The hard part comes for new grads is how do they get the experience when no one is hiring new grads.
  6. by   lorirn58
    Telling someone to "calm" down is not nice
  7. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from Sunflowerinsc
    Hospitals are not fulling positions like they used to because they are not making money.They are scared because of all the cuts by Medicare and other income sources. Ask nurses that are working how short staffed they are,how many patients assigned a shift, how much overtime they have.
    ^This. Once the dust settles, most likely there will be jobs out there. In the mean time, keep trying!
  8. by   wish_me_luck
    I will say get your BSN and relocate. I have had 4 interviews and 1 coming up (as long as it doesn't get cancelled). I have a BSN and most of the interviews were in areas away from where I live.
  9. by   wish_me_luck
    What the heck is going to happen when all these new grads without jobs look into other careers/jobs and do not come back to nursing and the older nurses retire? You will start from scratch and the wages will be very low due to reimbursement and such...
  10. by   LadyFree28
    [QUOTE="wish_me_luck;7429261"]What the heck is going to happen when all these new grads without jobs look into other careers/jobs and do not come back to nursing and the older nurses retire? You will start from scratch and the wages will be very low due to reimbursement and such.../QUOTE]
    ....nah, nursing salaries have been pretty much stagnant for the past. 20-30 years...if anything, there will be a pop-up if refresher courses...it's real cyclical...This generation of nurses have a real chance to be agents of change; remember these moments, use the nursing process and the knowledge once one starts their career, and find a way to tweak the profession in ANY way.
  11. by   mstacyi
    I know that it get depressing when you have such high hopes after NS. It happened to me. It took me 3 months to finally be allow to take my nclex and then 3 months to actually land a job. It took me all the resources, ass kissing, and small talks to get a position within my company i was already working in. Hang in there, something will come up eventually.
  12. by   emmasuern
    A couple years ago I did some work with ****** ******* Clinics. It was really easy to get hired. They do flu shots. You have to be really on top of it to get shifts. It should be nationwide. I still get emails from them every year. Look into it.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jul 14, '13 : Reason: TOS
  13. by   m0lasses
    Clinics are definitely hiring new grads in my area. Also, really consider tweaking your cover letter for quality over quantity. I also applied for many jobs out of school with no response. When I stopped doing that, started really targeting my cover letter and resume, and being selective, I started getting interviews for nearly every position I applied for, except with the biggest hospitals here. Also, call the recruiters and managers, or consider walking on to a unit or into a facility and speaking with the manager, charge, or educator. A friend of mine did that in 6 places and now has interviews at places she didn't even go to, because the person who she met on on of those units really liked her. Good luck and don't give up. At 7 months after graduation, all but 3 people in my class of 60+have jobs with about half of those being their "dream job".

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