New Grad RN is a 4-Letter Word - page 2
Is there ANYONE in the state of MA who will hire a new grad? It's so disheartening to look at hundreds of RN job postings each day and see the comment, "this job not available to new grads." I... Read More
Oct 13, '09 by colleenk63Yes, I agree. I too have thought twice about going on to get my BSN from UMass online. I still don't have a job and have actually started looking out of state and it is like this in alot of other states as well. VERY disheartening. Loans are coming due now and I am not so sure I want to get into any more debt either. Too scary. I am so desperate I checked out IHS Indian Health Services which is out of state and I would have to leave my kids!!. But I feel like I may have to do whatever it takes to survive and provide for my family. Us new grads are all in the same boat!! let's hope it turns around soon. They need us and we want to be NURSES!!
Oct 14, '09 by caroline147Quote from sallynRNi know at least five friends who got jobs as RN at mass general. one at st. elizabeths, 2 at brigham and women's, one at mcclean hospital, others have moved to ohio, maine, ct. you can try applying to these boston hospitals. good luckIs there ANYONE in the state of MA who will hire a new grad? It's so disheartening to look at hundreds of RN job postings each day and see the comment, "this job not available to new grads." I spend every day scouring the internet, including web sites for hospitals, LTCs, Rehab centers, etc. only to be disappointed because there is nothing out there for a new grad like me w/ no experience. I REALLY want to go into LTC, but at this point I am starting to think I'll have to take whatever I can get, IF I can get something. I almost wish I were still in school so I would at least be practicing some kind of nursing!
I know I'm not alone, and the current economy has a lot to do with the situation, but I just wanted to whine a bit!
Has anyone had any luck getting a job right out of school? If so, where and how?
Oct 14, '09 by briang30I would start by looking at the hospitals where you did your student nursing. More specifically, the floors where you worked. They know how competent you are and if one or two of the nurses remember you, they may be able to convince the hiring manager that you (hopefully) know your stuff and should wave the "experienced nurses only" requirement. If you had a chance to meet the nursing manager, even better.
Along a similar, path I would try reaching out to alumni of your program. Although they may not know you personally, they may be able to offer you tips on how to navigate the system. If they do good work, the nursing manager may be more flexible on the experience requirement when hiring new grads from the same program.
Just some thoughts...
Jan 24, '11 by tisha413This thread is lind of old but my question is did you ever find the hospital job you were looking for?? I am going through the same problem now. Any tips for success?