New Member, New Grad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Hey everyone,
    I am new to this site and just want to introduce myself! I am a new-grad nurse (graduated this past May) from New Jersey. I took my NCLEX in August and passed on the first attempt... it was NOT easy though! The job hunt since then has been absolutely exhausting, I must have filled out hundreds of apps. I have been on about 6 interviews and last week I was hired by a well known, highly respected hospital in NJ. I will be full-time. I feel so blessed, I know many of my classmates that are still on the job hunt since taking their nclex in the summer, things are so rough out there! I am starting in a week! I am excited but also very NERVOUS , but that's normal right? I will be starting off on a geriatric Med-Surg floor, the hospital is giving me a 2 week orientation followed by 3 months of training/under a preceptor. Feel free to give advice, comments, or simply introduce yourself!!!

    Looking forward to meeting new people,
    -Gi
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   sharon2012rn
    Good Luck! I'm still searching
  4. by   kim king
    Bravo! Nervous is normal and the willingness to continue learning is an asset.
    I will be going back for my FNP, MSN, DNP soon. I am hopeful to be able to locate a position after I graduate. I have heard from friends in the U.S. and other countries that Nursing positions are very competitive.
  5. by   nurseGi
    Are you from NJ? Its so hard right now.. just keep applying EVERYWHERE you can.
  6. by   SherluckyRN
    COngrats!!! Wish you all the best at your new job. I too graduated in May. I am located in NYC and when I say its tough finding a job is an understatement.

    I finally have an interview with a hospital upstate so I'm hoping all goes well. My dream is to work in hospital rather than non profit organizations, LTC or home care.

    Quote from nurseGi
    Hey everyone,
    I am new to this site and just want to introduce myself! I am a new-grad nurse (graduated this past May) from New Jersey. I took my NCLEX in August and passed on the first attempt... it was NOT easy though! The job hunt since then has been absolutely exhausting, I must have filled out hundreds of apps. I have been on about 6 interviews and last week I was hired by a well known, highly respected hospital in NJ. I will be full-time. I feel so blessed, I know many of my classmates that are still on the job hunt since taking their nclex in the summer, things are so rough out there! I am starting in a week! I am excited but also very NERVOUS , but that's normal right? I will be starting off on a geriatric Med-Surg floor, the hospital is giving me a 2 week orientation followed by 3 months of training/under a preceptor. Feel free to give advice, comments, or simply introduce yourself!!!

    Looking forward to meeting new people,
    -Gi
  7. by   GitanoRN
    Welcome to the site, as I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors... Aloha~

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