New grad position in S. Florida??? - page 3

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Why are there no new graduate positions!!! a million job openings not one new graduate opening:crying2: work so hard to get thru a BSN program, graduate top of your class and no one will take you....its so sad many of us are in... Read More


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    Hello everyone! It is tough out there but there is hope!! I passed my boards for the second time in Aug 2012, worked on my resume/cover letter for about 2 weeks (changed it for each specific position) started applying for jobs the end of Sept (September 26 to be exact) got 5 "not under considerations" and 1 call back (September 28, 2 days later!!!) from a nurse recruiter from a New Grad Program to interview that same day!! Which I couldn't do because I have 2 small children at home..it was a Friday so she just asked if I could come in that Monday....The program starts in 2 weeks, 0ct 15th, $7500 contract, 12 weeks of paid training ($15/hr) plus $1000 bonus after 1st 6weeks then another $1000 the 2nd 6weeks and then they disburse $5500 when you transition ovr to the hospital you will be working for which will start me at $22/hr....I am sooooooo thankful, and I will take it, get the 2yr experience and THEN be picky abouthow much I'm going to make! Btw I'm from miami, fl but relocated to the port st. Lucie area, and this position is about 40 min away in a little western town called Okeechobee, Fl...Keep your heads up guys, it will all come together for you, just keep pushing, be hopeful, and something will come up when you least expect it, it did for me.....
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    Nurse2B-I'm nearing the end of the same new grad program, mine started in July. 2 more weeks and I'm on hospital payroll! I feel so lucky to have a job. It was a tough 6 weeks in the classroom! So much information, simulations, computer modules from home, and the exam at the end. Are you in the ED course or is there a new med-surg/telemetry/ICU? I was in the combo course for ICU. I feel like I was much better prepared to be in the hospital after 6 weeks of classroom. Good luck to you!
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    Quote from Nurse2BGo_FAMU
    Hello everyone! It is tough out there but there is hope!! I passed my boards for the second time in Aug 2012, worked on my resume/cover letter for about 2 weeks (changed it for each specific position) started applying for jobs the end of Sept (September 26 to be exact) got 5 "not under considerations" and 1 call back (September 28, 2 days later!!!) from a nurse recruiter from a New Grad Program to interview that same day!! Which I couldn't do because I have 2 small children at home..it was a Friday so she just asked if I could come in that Monday....The program starts in 2 weeks, 0ct 15th, $7500 contract, 12 weeks of paid training ($15/hr) plus $1000 bonus after 1st 6weeks then another $1000 the 2nd 6weeks and then they disburse $5500 when you transition ovr to the hospital you will be working for which will start me at $22/hr....I am sooooooo thankful, and I will take it, get the 2yr experience and THEN be picky abouthow much I'm going to make! Btw I'm from miami, fl but relocated to the port st. Lucie area, and this position is about 40 min away in a little western town called Okeechobee, Fl...Keep your heads up guys, it will all come together for you, just keep pushing, be hopeful, and something will come up when you least expect it, it did for me.....
    Hey, I know it's been awhile, but are you still there? How did it pan out for you? I interviewed today with two hospital officials. I'm a bit confused about some things, and will ask the recruiter when she comes back next week. Pay, sign on bonuses were not discussed. I have many questions...I asked a few of them, but didn't want to ask too many as I was the one being interviewed lol! It was explained that I would be going back and forth from Raulerson to Lawnwood to train for med/surg. Originally, I thought I was being interviewed for the ED internship (I'm a brand-new grad btw), but somehow between the two interviews today I was offered a med/surg position that I will happily take. However, I'm still very confused about if I'm going to be paid during the 6 week training, and how much. Then I'm supposed to have a preceptor for another 6 weeks I believe. It was mentioned that I would be on Parallon's payroll until I come on board with the hospital...also, if it's for med/surg why I am waiting until the end of July to start as that is the start date for the ED internship. Also, relocation payment is mentioned on their website, but was not discussed today, nor my starting pay. I kinda need to know these things so I can formulate a budget, and find a rental I can afford. I will be moving almost two hundred miles for this opportunity. I stayed overnight in a hotel so I could attend the interview today and paid about 70 in gas. I'm a broke single-mom new grad lol! Anyway, if you can share more details and let me know how you like there, I would so appreciate the heads up!!
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    Quote from shaggy77

    Hey, I know it's been awhile, but are you still there? How did it pan out for you? I interviewed today with two hospital officials. I'm a bit confused about some things, and will ask the recruiter when she comes back next week. Pay, sign on bonuses were not discussed. I have many questions...I asked a few of them, but didn't want to ask too many as I was the one being interviewed lol! It was explained that I would be going back and forth from Raulerson to Lawnwood to train for med/surg. Originally, I thought I was being interviewed for the ED internship (I'm a brand-new grad btw), but somehow between the two interviews today I was offered a med/surg position that I will happily take. However, I'm still very confused about if I'm going to be paid during the 6 week training, and how much. Then I'm supposed to have a preceptor for another 6 weeks I believe. It was mentioned that I would be on Parallon's payroll until I come on board with the hospital...also, if it's for med/surg why I am waiting until the end of July to start as that is the start date for the ED internship. Also, relocation payment is mentioned on their website, but was not discussed today, nor my starting pay. I kinda need to know these things so I can formulate a budget, and find a rental I can afford. I will be moving almost two hundred miles for this opportunity. I stayed overnight in a hotel so I could attend the interview today and paid about 70 in gas. I'm a broke single-mom new grad lol! Anyway, if you can share more details and let me know how you like there, I would so appreciate the heads up!!
    Which hospital and new grad program is this? Congrats!
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    Memorial regional


    BOCA regional
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    hello! i was looking for some new grad RN jobs in florida and i found this thread. cause i just passed nclex rn, just want to ask maybe you guys have some recommedations? super appreciate it.
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    Palm beach gardens medical center has a Versant residency starting in August.....they're a Tenet facility.
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    Quote from luckylotusRN2B
    Palm beach gardens medical center has a Versant residency starting in August.....they're a Tenet facility.

    hello luckylotusRN2B! do they have a contract? i'm sorry to ask but i really don't know, when you're a resident do they pay you? thanx for the reply
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    It's a 3 year contract. Not sure of the rate. Does anyone know??


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