Are there ANY nursing jobs? - page 2

by lilnurseling, BSN, RN | 3,165 Views | 13 Comments

Im a new RN living on the indiana/ohio state border and I am have no luck on getting a job. Everyone wants experience and I don't have anything other than clinical experience. I have always had a job for the last 10 years (since... Read More


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    Quote from lilnurseling
    Im a new RN living on the indiana/ohio state border and I am have no luck on getting a job. Everyone wants experience and I don't have anything other than clinical experience. I have always had a job for the last 10 years (since I was 15), but only in customer service and cooking. I have even been an assistant manager for a few years. I am CPR certified and have both my Indiana and Ohio license. Is there anything I can do/not do on my resume and applications? ANY advice would be helpful. I really feel like I'm letting my family down after all the support they have given me.


    Are you really diploma grad? I thought the diploma schools closed years ago. If you really a diploma grad........ I hate to say that maybe the problem. I am sorry to be the one to say it but jobs are limited pretty much everywhere right now. Nurses with BSN's and experience are unable to find jobs.........I am a prime example. I have been out of a job a long time now. The good thing about nursing is that famine is always followed by demand. Try look for an LTAC, long term acute care, long term hospitalizations go there and they do IV's and have ICU's. A company called Kinderd comes to mind and they are nationwide. Maybe LTC to begin with.
    If you really are a diploma grad you will find getting a job to be more challenging that ASN,BSN degrees. I don't want to start another "my BSN is better than your ASN" arguement. But especially today a true diploma grad will have a difficult time getting a job. Good luck to you Keep trying and a job will come.
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    I have friends who are graduating from nursing school and worried they won't find a job. I have been fortunate to have found a good job right out of nursing school almost a decade ago.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Apr 6, '11 : Reason: unapproved weblink
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    I pretty much expect to have to move to get a job. I've been doing my research around here and there are none, 0, nada, zilch. All require experience and all prefer a BSN on top of it. Some of the nursing students I speak with at the hospital I volunteer at know they won't be getting a job there currently. Many people I've been in class with are moving down south to finish school and work there.

    I do believe some home health agencies may be hiring, most do require experience and a BSN as well. Haven't seen any LTC's hiring.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Apr 6, '11 : Reason: unapproved link
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    Summit Health is hiring nurses for flu clinics and wellness clinics nationwide. It's a PRN contractor job, with no benefits, but it's a nursing job.


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