Impossible for find a job for a new RN

  1. I am a new grad from Ivy Tech with an RN license. I have been looking for a job at Indiana hospitals with no luck whatsoever for several months already. Not even a phone call from a recruiter or an interview. I graduated on top of my class with a GPA of 3.92, but I do not have any hospital experience, which I am sure is hurting my chances to find a job right now. But, on the other hand, I am sure I am not the only RN graduate who was not working in a hospital during school. Has anyone else faced this problem? Any leads? Really love nursing, but just can't get in...
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   SchoolRN,BSN
    Apply at the places where you had clinicals & use your instructors as references. That's what worked for me.
    Good luck
  4. by   xNurse415X
    WOW....i guess it's EVERYWHERE where New Grads are having such a hard time landing positions. I live out in NorCal and i haven't had any luck either. This "nursing shortage" they claim to have is a bunch of bull if you ask me!!!! Now how are we as new grads supposed to gain experience if NO ONE wants to train/hire us?!?!?! SO FRUSTRATING!!! Good luck to us ALL!!!
  5. by   pezamistik
    What part of Indiana are you located? That will help with suggestions in your local area. =)
  6. by   Hoosier03
    I am in Central Indiana, but looking all over...
  7. by   SchoolRN,BSN
    I know that Tipton, Howard Regional, St. Joseph, & Dukes Memorial all have openings listed on their websites. They are all around the Kokomo area.
  8. by   ellar76
    Quote from xNurse415X
    WOW....i guess it's EVERYWHERE where New Grads are having such a hard time landing positions. I live out in NorCal and i haven't had any luck either. This "nursing shortage" they claim to have is a bunch of bull if you ask me!!!! Now how are we as new grads supposed to gain experience if NO ONE wants to train/hire us?!?!?! SO FRUSTRATING!!! Good luck to us ALL!!!

    yah! your right that, how can e get experience if no one will give us the chance... Goodluck to all of us..
  9. by   snowboardergirl123
    If I were you, I would determine which hospital I want to work at and apply for a Tech position. That might help your chances. If lack of health care experience is what is holding you back, you might as well dive right in and get some. Best of luck to you. I work for Clarian and love it.
  10. by   Hoosier03
    The problem would be to find a Tech position having an RN license. It's a big liability for a hospital.
    Update: I found a great RN job!
  11. by   kgle
    Congrats!
  12. by   Aongroup1990
    Create a creative/professional resume with a cover letter. Try to talk to the hiring managers but dress up nicely. Practice on how to speak before you go. Keep applying in either nursing homes. or something small first to get experience.

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