Promptly turn me away as soon as she asked about my experience as a RN and I said that I was a new grad. I'm referring to the Director of Recruitment for a hospital. I went to a career fair that I had pre-registered for and disclosed on the form that I was a new grad! I was not informed prior to the event that we would be looked at like we have a highly contagious disease and that we should just stay home! I wouldn't have wasted an hour drive and parking fees to be told to go online and wait for GN jobs to be posted. Why couldn't they just put in the description of the event that GNs (even with a license) would not be allowed! They were very nice to me even commenting on my attire, but as soon as I said new grad... It's like I turned green or something. They could have at least taken a resume! I understand the whole economy thing and the cost to train new nurses and blah blah blah... BUT what I can't for the life of me understand is why they feel the need to treat us like we're less than because we don't have experience. It is very disheartening to go through several years of intense education/training and then pass a licensing test AND receive a professional license and still be treated like I'm not even a person not to mention a licensed RN!!! It makes me
!!! They could've at least thanked me for the time I took to express interest in their hospital! Makes me not even want to look for jobs anymore
Thanks for reading my rant/vent!