I am a new grad (RN), passed NCLEX 5 months ago. I have applied to every hospital I know. I applied to Chicago, suburban, and East Chicago hospitals near Indiana. I landed one interview at a hospital but did not get the job. I also interviewed with two nursing homes but the nurse to resident ratio was unsafe. I would have been responsible for 60+ people. I understand it is very difficult for new grads to land a hospital position. I am willing to work in ltc but with a safe nurse to resident ratio. I have no shift preference. If anyone knows of any job openings I would really appreciate it. I know you may not want to name names but if you could give me a hint that would be great. I am very frustrated and saddened. I want to work and as time passes I no longer will be considered a new grad. I need a job, any type of help is gladly appreciated.
Feb 24, '11
Try to find nursing homes or acute rehab facilities that are affiliated with a hospital or hospital system. Then you can get your 6 months experience and try to transfer to the hospital. I wouldn't let them know that this is your plan, but it's what I did and now I am happily employed at a hospital. I hated it, but I got my experience.
Last edit by Daliadreamer on Feb 24, '11