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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.