Hiring Freeze and New Grad - page 5

Are there hiring freezes all over the country? Am I the only one who thought nursing was one of those magic careers that the economy couldn't hurt? :crying2: I think I need a hug! When I started... Read More

  1. by   mtnheart
    I am moving to NYC because of my husband's job and would like to get feed back on
    what may be out there regarding new grad programs in NYC Hospitals.
    I graduated in Sept 09 with a BSN and am looking for a med/surg position.
  2. by   jnette
    Quote from mtnheart
    I am moving to NYC because of my husband's job and would like to get feed back on
    what may be out there regarding new grad programs in NYC Hospitals.
    I graduated in Sept 09 with a BSN and am looking for a med/surg position.
    You might get more info/responses by also seeking this info in the NY State forum ! Just a tip.
  3. by   Tankweti
    These positions, if you look more closely, require a minimum of one year experience.
  4. by   Tankweti
    Many of the new grad positions in NY hospitals have GPA cut-offs. For example, NYU has a 3.5 GPA cut-off. It says so on their website. I had that GPA and applied and got back a postcard from them stating that I did not have the qualifications. I called them and pointed out that they had approached my school at a job fair and told them I had the requisite 3.5. They then told me that they had no more new grad positions available and that that was the postcard was really trying to say. However, one of my colleagues was hired there (she jumped ship for a different hospital after only 3 months) and she had a 3.8 GPA. It seems like they are all looking for the perfect candidate and if their website says 3.5, you can be sure they are looking for higher if they can get it. But, as her behavior demonstrates, there is no guarantee of retention even with high grades.
  5. by   April, RN
    Quote from April, RN
    Jobs are NOT plentiful here right now in the Boston area, even for experienced nurses. Many of the hospitals are on hiring freezes. It's terrible for new grads here, but it's not easy for the experienced ones either.
    This was my post from almost 2 years ago. Things haven't gotten better.

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