HELP! Were are the nursing jobs for new nurses in georgia?

  1. help! were are the nursing jobs for new nurses in georgia?
    by yosh

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    join date: mar 2009
    posts: 7

    i'm looking for a nursing position in the atlanta/metro atlanta area. i'm a new nurse just licenced this past march,2009. i'v tried for two months and all i keep hearing is: "no"; "we want some one with at least one year expieriance"; or the best one is "if you are a new nurse we have no available position at this time". so see my frustration! were are the nursing positions? and how can you get that experiance everyone asks for if none of the hospital are willing to give you a chance? in a nut shell i do have experiance almost 12 years in ems. 5 years working for and ambulance company and 6 years in a county er. i have acls and pals ans lots of bed side experiance with actual patients. help!!!!
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   SharonH, RN
    As recently as last month Dekalb Medical Center was holding open houses for new grads. Did you try them?
  4. by   chexycat
    Dekalbs new grad program is closed at this time. I believe the fall is the next round. Piedmont has the waiting list open.

    Try Atlanta Medical Center and Grady. Make sure you go in person to both and meet HR and the manager of the unit. With all the competition out there you have to make an impression.

    Good Luck!
  5. by   Tait
    St. Joseph's has many listings for new grads.

    Best of luck!

  6. by   TeeTee,RN
    this is a copy and paste reply from another post by me.

    new grad,

    i am also a new grad. i posted my frustration on i graduated in dec. 2008. i had applied to every hospital within an hour away. i was frustrated, disillusioned and broke. then i decided to be more assertive. i called two of the hospitals i had applied online with and spoke with the hr/nurse recrutier. the first one talked with me for about 10 minutes. i explained my frustration to her and she was very nice. she then asked me which area i was most interested in since i had applied for every residency position listed. i had about 8 positions pending with my application. i told her icu was my preferrence and she said, "i will print out your application and resume and make sure you get one of the interviews for the icu residencies." i was very excited. so i called another hospital i had applied to asked them if they would please print my application and resume out and send it to the floor managers. she was just as nice and said she would send it that day. apparently she did, because the next week a floor manager from hospital #2 called and offered me an interview. i went and got the job. so, my advice to all my fellow new grads; be more assertive, attempt to stand out from the hundreds of other new grad applicants. call hr and follow up with your applications. it will pay off, i am living proof.

    i know how you are feeling. i was very disappointed too, but keep at it...something will happen. good luck.
  7. by   Yosh
    Thank you for the tips. I will definitely adopt them, and make them part of my strategy.
  8. by   Yosh
    Thank you to all the nurses for all your suggestions.