Updated NYC New Graduate Nursing jobs?

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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 jobs that would be open-minded to new grads. I would really like to work in NYC because I've lived in NYC my whole life and I've never had to get a driver's license :uhoh21: therefore it'd be really hard to travel in places without a decent public transit system.

    1. Does anyone know of any new graduate nursing programs/residencies in NYC (besides Presbyterian and NYU)?

    2. Does anyone know of any hospitals or small private practices that accept new graduates?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote from LuLuBean
    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 jobs that would be open-minded to new grads. I would really like to work in NYC because I've lived in NYC my whole life and I've never had to get a driver's license :uhoh21: therefore it'd be really hard to travel in places without a decent public transit system.

    1. Does anyone know of any new graduate nursing programs/residencies in NYC (besides Presbyterian and NYU)?

    2. Does anyone know of any hospitals or small private practices that accept new graduates?

    Thanks in advance!
    Your post should be over in the "New York" section for maximum exposure to locals with information to assist in your employment search.

    Short answer is there seems to be some hiring going on with posters reporting new hires at Mount Sinai, NYP, Lenox Hill and elsewhere. However as you may have guessed there are still many, many new grads and experienced nurses still looking for work and or trying to pick-up hours.
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    anyone have advice for a new grad RN waiting for a job in nyc to do in the meantime... i was considering being a aide or taking any job for a some income
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    Quote from Rosewater71
    anyone have advice for a new grad RN waiting for a job in nyc to do in the meantime... i was considering being a aide or taking any job for a some income
    In NYS you are held to the standard of your highest license. So even if working as a UAP if you are a RN and something goes south you open yourself up to being sued not as a nursing assistant per se, but a professional nurse. This obviously makes sense since graduate of a nursing program and having passed the boards obviously knows more than a CNA.

    That being said many new grads have remained in or sought out employment as varied as working at Starbucks to ward clerk.
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    i feel your pain, i am in ct, i have a license but not a car and haven't driven much since i got it. I think i am going to say to you what i have just said to myself, i gotta get on the road:uhoh21::heartbeat
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    DON'T COME TO NEW YORK CITY. The fact that a city this large has only a few okay-ish hospitals should tell you that this is not a particularly thriving healthcare system. NYP hospital system cut their new graduate training program for external candidates last spring. I did a two month internship at Weill Cornell Medical Center (part of the NYP system) towards the end of my nursing school year, and they wouldn't consider my application. Nobody else in my nursing school got hired by them either. I graduated from a NYC nursing school back in May. Even before graduation I was networking with nurses, nurse managers, and instructors, sending out resumes, etc. I have had NO job offers. Just one job interview. (To put this in perspective, I had clinical instructors telling me I was their best student and that they were sure I'd get hired right away) I'm planning on moving to Houston, where the hospital system is even larger and better-funded. My advice: don't come here. Consider places that have a large medical center, like Cleveland. The job search in this city feels more like a really bad game of musical chairs. Maybe you'll be one of the few who gets something, but no reasonable person would want to take such a big gamble.
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    Quote from mariahlily
    DON'T COME TO NEW YORK CITY. The fact that a city this large has only a few okay-ish hospitals should tell you that this is not a particularly thriving healthcare system. NYP hospital system cut their new graduate training program for external candidates last spring. I did a two month internship at Weill Cornell Medical Center (part of the NYP system) towards the end of my nursing school year, and they wouldn't consider my application. Nobody else in my nursing school got hired by them either. I graduated from a NYC nursing school back in May. Even before graduation I was networking with nurses, nurse managers, and instructors, sending out resumes, etc. I have had NO job offers. Just one job interview. (To put this in perspective, I had clinical instructors telling me I was their best student and that they were sure I'd get hired right away) I'm planning on moving to Houston, where the hospital system is even larger and better-funded. My advice: don't come here. Consider places that have a large medical center, like Cleveland. The job search in this city feels more like a really bad game of musical chairs. Maybe you'll be one of the few who gets something, but no reasonable person would want to take such a big gamble.
    Mariahlily, it seems like your frustrated about your personal situation that your entire attitude is negative... And that's your biggest problem right there. By the way... NYC has some of the best hospitals in the nation ... NYP being #7. Also, I know for a fact NYP Weill Cornell is currently hiring new grads, you just need to look at job ads everyday because they take them down within 1-3 days.

    I graduated with my BSN May 2012 and still only had 1 interview since, so trust me I FEEL YOUR PAIN. I also graduated from a NY college, completed a 5 month full time internship for a LIJ hospital, worked all throughout nursing school as a aide and STILL NO CALL BACKS FOR INTERVIEWS. But I'm not going to give up.
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    Great response bTRUE. I graduated from a NYC school as well and received my license in August 2012 and I still haven't received a call back. I am not giving up! I am even looking for jobs in different county's that is less than 2 hours away via public transportation.

    To the original poster we are all going through the same thing. I've been applying to places online but I feel like I am going to start visiting these places in person. I think that will make my application stand out a little bit more. Also, you should be investing in your career. This simply means to go get certified in common things hospitals are looking for if you aren't already like ACLS, PALS, Infection Control. I think this will show that you are eager to learn and are serious about your career. I'm looking for places to do my ACLS now.

    Good luck!
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    Quote from bTRUE
    Mariahlily, it seems like your frustrated about your personal situation that your entire attitude is negative... And that's your biggest problem right there. By the way... NYC has some of the best hospitals in the nation ... NYP being #7. Also, I know for a fact NYP Weill Cornell is currently hiring new grads, you just need to look at job ads everyday because they take them down within 1-3 days.

    I graduated with my BSN May 2012 and still only had 1 interview since, so trust me I FEEL YOUR PAIN. I also graduated from a NY college, completed a 5 month full time internship for a LIJ hospital, worked all throughout nursing school as a aide and STILL NO CALL BACKS FOR INTERVIEWS. But I'm not going to give up.
    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.
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    I understand this post is really old. But I'm in the process of looking for new grad positions in NYC following graduation and I'm wondering what your results were


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