I'm a May 2004 new grad and still haven't began working yet. I just recently took the NCLEX a couple of weeks ago and began looking for a job which I thought would be easy with the nursing shortage and all. Yeah, right! The search has been a nightmare! No one wants to hire a new grad. This just doesn't make sense to me because I see job postings all the time for RN positions so I'm not sure why they wouldn't be willing to take a new grad under their wings so they could help ease the workload of their nurses. In addition I am a new grad so I have no preconceptions, I'm just here waiting and ready to learn and become a expereinced RN. So if any of you know if they are hiring new grads anywhere at this time, please let me know. Cause right now it's looking like I'm never gonna work as a nurse, it's a catch-22. you have to have experience to get hired, but how do I gain experience if no one is willing to hire me?
You are not alone! Passed NCLEX in May and still nothing! :angryfire
Last edit by Ari RN on Sep 16, '04
Just FYI: Kansas is one of the few states where the U.S. Health Department did not find and does not project a shortage in the next several years. So, even though there is a nationwide shortage, there may not be one in your particular state.
Also, did you authorize a credit check in your applications? And, if so, do you not have great credit? Just FYI: There have been instances where people have lost jobs because of poor credit.
The other potential problem is that training new grads can cost employers a lot of money. Even though new grads make less money, it can cost as much as hiring experienced RNs because of the training, so they go ahead and hire the experienced RNs. That may be another reason.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Sep 16, '04