I am a more mature new grad in my 30's and my passion is Geriatrics. I have a BSN and also a BBA. I have worked as a Client Care Coordinator(actually I was the owner of a small non -medical home care agency). I started this business to earn an income while having my babies ( raising them) and getting my degrees. I have always wanted to be a nurse in the SNF/LTC. Besides my home care agency, I worked as a staffing coordinator at other home care agencies and also worked as a billing specialist for a medical billing firm.
My goal eventually after 5 to 10 years would be a DON/ADON. I graduated in December 2013. I just passed my boards and I have been looking for a job in a LTC/SNF. The problem I am encountering is that there are no jobs for new RN grads. Most LTC in my area are hiring LVNs ( Houston TX).
So my question to you DONs/ADONs, how do you advise me to reach the Recruiters at LTC?? I have tried walk ins, calling and online. I just complete applications and never get called back. I follow up after a few days and never get connected to the Nurse Manager. I am only told that if I qualify that they will contact me.
I will appreciate your earnest advise. How can I reach DONs and the people that are running the nursing homes. Please help!!!