Updated NYC New Graduate Nursing jobs? - page 2

by LuLuBean

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Hey everyone! I know that there have been previous threads related to this subject, but I haven't been able to find any updated/recent threads pertaining to my question. I'm a new grad nurse with a BSN, and I'm looking for... Read More


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    eh nyc is over saturated however its doable just hard if moving is possible do it because you really need to be employed by 1 yrs time of of school otherwise you risk "expiring" out as a stale grad that employers skipover and choose new grads because they say its been too long since your left nursing school and your nursing skills has deteriorated. Apply any and all and have a plan of at what point are you willing to move because time is of essense. Good luck.
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    Quote from BlackMurse1

    Sorry to be the one to break it to you but Mariahlily is right on the money.

    I also was born and raised in Nyc and it was my dream to come back after earning my nursing degree in 2012 to work in the city, earn $33-38/hr and live the life that I left to go to college in upstate. NOT HAPPENING. Here’s the jest, I have a close friend I have known since Junior High School who is a HR manager at NYP and even he couldn’t get me in. The fact of the matter is over a dozen hospitals have closed in the NYC area over the past 5 years. This creates two problems, FIRST, experienced RN’s have to find places of employment and it wasn’t until I had some significant time on the floor did I realize how valuable it is to have someone with experience on the floor working for you.
    SECOND: it enables all those institutions to pick and choose what type of nurses they want to hire. NYP asks for your GPA for Christ sake when you’re applying, what in the world does your GPA have to do with your skills on the floor. I work for Strong Memorial I applied and got a reply in less than 3 days and a shadow with an interview in less than 7 days. Places like Arizona, Houston, Cleveland and parts of Florida have a thriving market. Its not worth the pain of applying your butt off and getting no response. There are some who sneak through but most don’t. I have a friend who moved from Nyc to Buffalo worked there for a year and is now moving to Malibu where she will be making $30/hr with her moving expenses paid for.
    Look living in Nyc and being a nurse is ideal for many people but the wide world of if you have a license and air in your lungs you will get a job is done for. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere, come back when you have a few years and a Masters under your belt.
    I absolutely agree with you 100%. Im a new grad well May 2012 and have yet to find a hospital job in NYC. I'm applying out of state and upstate. I'm willing to move if anyone would have me. Love NYC but is life here ain't worth the struggle just to get $35+ an hr when cost of living is also high.
    Are they hiring new brads at Strong Memorial? How do you like it there?
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    Hi Sherlucky RN
    i am also a new grad from NYC. i decided to leave and got a job at Geisinger medical center in danville, PA...I decided also that a nyc job wasnt worth the wait. there are new grads from nyc and new jersey here.( new jersey grads are having a hard time too)
    def check out the website.. hope this helps
    CP1983 likes this.
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    did u end up getting a job?
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    sadly, I am here. and am seeking to get the dirt, or pearls of NYC nursing life? JON
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    YES musical chairs. one persons 'advice' turns out to be the majorities 'We Don't Accept that'. The Nurse recruiters don't see you unless you have an appointment, no appointment unless the Clinical Nurse Manager likes your resume. NO prior experience....ie 'poor resume'.
    I tried to get into hemodialysis here in NYC. a fun series of go there, go there, go there etc. You know, when they offer you a number/contact, and that starts a Jacob's ladder of nothingness. Or tell you, as a 'New Nurse' to get your CNN (Certified Nephrology Nurse) and then push that credential hard and often on my business card. hahahahaha
    the joke? research showed it takes 3000 Clinical hours, i.e working full-time 1.5 years to gain the required hours TO EVEN APPLY to the exam. fun. a tad disingenuous.
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    hmm, would love to talk. New RN MSN here in NY. not much luck just yet.
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    I am a May 2012 grad and ideally wanted to work in NYC where I was born and raised, but I decided to stay and work for the hospital affiliated with my nursing school, 60 miles away. With networking and connections I made while there, I had a job by graduation time. It is not impossible, you just have to be savvy and know that you have competition and not be picky about what you want to do for work. Networking is everything. Churning out resumes online into black holes is no longer a golden ticket. People hire who they know or who know people they know. That is just a fact. Now that I have experience, I will continue to network and finally land a place in NYC like I originally wanted. I know it wont be easy but you cant give up.
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    Recent agreement with the federal government that will bring eight billion in Medicaid funds to NY requires the state to reduce inpatient hospital beds by a certain percentage. There is an opinion by some that NYC in particular Manhattan is over bedded, so you can guess what is coming down the pike. The push to reduce inpatient beds further will probably mean less hospital jobs for nurses, though there will be work in community or other settings such as urgent care or what Lenox Hill/NS-LIJ is calling the replacement for Saint Vincent's " comprehensive care" centers.
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    Totally agreed! I got my license in mid 2012, obtained two months of some temporary nursing experience at a clinic and haven't received any job replies, interviews, nada. I have been looking for all this time and volunteered twice in hopes of getting an opportunity with no luck. NYC is overrated and as much as I do believe they have jobs here for nurses, you need a hook, seriously. Not someone in HR, I mean the chief of whatever department for nursing. I know two people who got in this way and I had more experience than them. One was a family member; we don't even talk to this day because she claims they are not hiring at her hospital, even though I see job postings every week. If I was single, I would've moved to Texas but I have my family here and he doesn't want to move and we have our son so I feel like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. Sorry to sound all gloomy, but right now, it's in God's hands; if I get a nursing job offer, that would be a miracle but I am not banking on it.
    Last edit by CP1983 on Jul 1


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