Problem getting a job in hospital as a new grad? - page 3

My niece is graduating in 20 days as a RN she is told that it is almost impossible to get a job in a hospital as a new grad, is this the norm? She really need to work so she says she will go to ltc... Read More

  1. by   greygooseuria
    We all had our scrubs before class started because it was useful for some skills labs.

    You need white pants and white shoes, but tops can be of any color.

    As a companion, they actually prefer you wear street clothes and not scrubs because you can't do CNA work while you are with them. I am usually in jeans and a polo shirt or whatever when I do companion work. And yes, you can get a lot of homework done during third shift. I don't even do homework at home anymore because I get it all done there.

    And I definitely don't mind the questions at all!
  2. by   MaineEMT2RN
    White pants? Yuck! Oh well, I can deal with it if I have to. On the ambulance we wear navy blue bdu's with the big cargo pockets for all the toys. They're great and nearly indestructible! I get pretty grubby by the end of a shift. Hopefully I won't get quite as messy.

    I already have my shoes and some scrub tops, but I'll need to spend some $$ at Allheart and get some white pants in the next few weeks.

    Thanks for all the info!
    Last edit by MaineEMT2RN on Feb 13, '08 : Reason: even more poor spelling
  3. by   nursing twin
    It's great advice to start out as a CNA. If you know you want to work at a certain hospital this will get your foot in the door. Even if there is not a position posted, some of the people I graduated with have got jobs at Maine Med this way. My sister in Mass who just graduated with me is having a harder time finding a job b/c she went to school in Maine. It's not easy in either state if you have no experience. Knowing people, clinical instructors, etc. helped me get my job and I felt so lucky to be where I wanted to be. good luck