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- Feb 6 by ♪♫ in my ♥Quote from LYNDAAActually, at times, I have. For the most part, though, I didn't.Just curious.....did you sleep with Smith & Weston? That sounds so dangerous. I would be scared outta my wits to do that even in a hospital parking deck marked EMPLOYEES ONLY.
Being a guy did, I think, make it less risky than for a gal.
Once I became a day-sleeper, it wasn't so scary, and I ultimately found a reliable place to stay (in a room, that is) though I often had to stop to sleep on my long drive home.
I generally felt more threatened working nights in a rural ER with very few staff around and scant law enforcement nearby.
- Feb 6 by Rasool RNDefinitely know how you feel, you just got to hang in there...i live here in nyc and the job market sucks. You cant get a job without experience or without connections....
- Feb 6 by nekozukiYipe. I'm down in central FL, and every single one of my classmates had multiple job offers immediately after the nclex scores came through (home health, hospice and LTC, no hospitals though). Have you looked into home health? Down here, you don't even have to get "hired" in, just show up with your license and a clean bill of health, and they set up orientation.
- Feb 6 by netglowI guess it's tough ALL around.
I know someone who is a new Phleb and she cannot get hired for nothin. She has office experience eg front desk too. Everybody wants a few years experience required no matter what it is you do now. So, doubt they'd want an RN in that role - it's a "scope" thing. Sure is limiting, nobody in healthcare wants an RN in lesser roles at all these days. Sure your BON might say it's OK, but try to find somebody who will consider you.
- Feb 6 by ♪♫ in my ♥Quote from netglowNope, but would've gone there had that been what it took.♪♫ in my ♥,
Let me guess your first job was in Texmex land where instead of crickets at night to lull you to sleep, it was border gunfire?
That's my point, though... there are small, rural hospitals that have a very hard time attracting and/or retaining nurses... from what I've seen, these places are more willing to give new grads a look since they have a hard time hiring the experienced nurses and they're accustomed to the revolving door.
- Feb 6 by makayleefusion360I am so sorry you're going through all of this. Life has a way of doing this, but don't give up. Keep looking for jobs! You will find one!
- Feb 6 by lbohnI too am a new grad, and I am based out of the Houston area. I worked as a CNA in the MICU of a major hospital corporation following my first semester of nursing school; this schooling sufficed as the CNA course requirement. From what I have seen, a good number of hospitals have designated hiring periods for new grad RNs and are not willing to deviate from this course.
Leading up to and shortly following graduation I made every effort to secure a position anywhere in my current location and then moved to searching what was available in the system. To my surprise I was not given any real positive feedback other than "check to see what is posted on the website." I believe that part of the detriment was that the unit I worked on does not hire new grads period.
One of my coworkers that also works prn at a nearby facility in a transitional tele unit secured me a job interview with his director and I was hired on the spot. I really believe it is who you know in this competitive job market and I would really recommend looking into the possibility of working as a CNA in a major cooperation, possibly with the option of performing new grad skills. This would at least help get your foot in the door, allow you to work on your pt care skills, and best case scenario allow you to better some of your nursing skills.
I was later offered a two positions at the previous facility, which reinforces my belief that new grad programs have designated hiring periods. Good luck with everything!
- Feb 6 by brandy1017NYC has closed down some hospitals due to unreimbursed care for the poor and of course you are dealing with a lot of competition from all the schools popping out nurses. Hopefully you can move back home to your parents till things get better.
- Feb 6 by OCNRN63Quote from samadams8You have to lose a job to collect unemployment; you can't collect just because you can't find a job after you graduate from school.Wow. OK, not all home care agencies will hire without experience, but some will. Find a telemetry or EKG monitoring program, and get a job as a tele tech in the mean time, if you can. Take a med or CNA job if you have to until you can find something better. They pay better that BK. Also, try psych tech or mental health tech at rehab places or places with psych units. Can you relocate? Did you attempt to collect any unemployment?