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- Jul 1, '10 by itsmejuliThis situation is not unique to you, many locally educated new grads are having difficulty finding jobs.
The job market for new grad RNs and LPNs is not good.
- Jul 1, '10 by giftedRNYou are so right...I have been looking for a job for some time now and no success! Promises, promises, promises. I am so frustrated.
- Jul 2, '10 by hey_hoWhew. Good luck to us then. Have a good weekend.
- Jul 14, '10 by MSciRNI posted this message on another board....thought it might give you a little insight on the market for new nurses. BTW, hospitals tend to higher new grads with no exp around graduation months such as December and May- they typically due mass training programs for all their new nurses......especially in the Tampa Bay vicinity as there are so many nursing schools dumping new nurses into the area.
I graduated nursing school Dec 2009 and had already been applying for jobs like 2 months pre-graduation. I got my license 02/01/2010 and, at that point, had been applying for nursing jobs for nearly 4 months. I figured that I hadn't received a call back b/c I wasn't licensed; although, I know that GN positions were out there- just few and very far between. I live in Tampa, FL and I was applying all over the state. I finally got a job offer from Hillsborough County School System as a school nurse; as you can imagine, the pay was lousy and I figured it wouldn't help as far as future endeavors. So I kept looking, everyday I searched the internet for hospitals 200 miles away in towns I had never heard of. Everyday I searched like it was the first day I started searching- I stayed motivated. I called local hospitals and was told "due to the amount of applications we have received, we are only accepting applications for new nurses with bachelors degrees." I am a ADN. Anyways, I was called by a small hospital located in the middle of no where. I have a little over 4 months under my belt now and I am just trying to make it to the year point so I can go elsewhere. I know I was very fortunate to get this job and they have been very good to me. But, it is very apparent that this hospital is trying to do more with less. Staffing is always an issue, but still no one is ever hired. This is a for profit hospital and they count their pennies and save them in all areas. If your looking for a job, just don't give up. I called HRs before I wasted my time with the long application process online and I applied online to hospitals at least 5-20 times a day depending if I was working or not. Just don't give up. Something will come through, but that something is going to make you work for it.
- Jul 18, '10 by Chica_bella813It's not only new grads having a hard time finding..exprienced RN's with BSN's are having a tough time as well. Its the economy and the job market. Many unemployed but not many oppotunities so the hospitals have a field day picking and choosing. They are taking there time as well because they have the upper hand. But I believe things will change for the better.
- Jul 23, '10 by hey_hoAt first I only considered applying to places near my residence. Unfortunately, I only got as far as the interview. Then they'll say that they would call me back if anything happens, but still nothing. I have a BSN but I think they still prioritize people with experience. Anyway, I'll keep on sending applications as much as I can to increase my chances of getting hired. We just all have to persevere.
Thank you very much for the support and advice.
- Aug 6, '10 by MangoGirlIs GPA considered at all in the hiring process? Did you folks have good grades?
- Aug 13, '10 by CrystalisxQuote from MangoGirlI was just hired at a BayCare hospital, and while GPA isn't a huge factor in the hiring process, my nurse manager definitely noticed my GPA during my first interview with her and she immediately started talking bout classes I could take right out of orientation. If you have a good GPA (Above a 3.5, probably), it looks good.Is GPA considered at all in the hiring process? Did you folks have good grades?