The New Grads I Know... - page 2

by RxOnly | 4,960 Views | 17 Comments

The New Grads I know in MA got jobs in the following areas: Pediatric office (two RNs) Methadone Clinic (one RN) Detox facility (three RNs and two LPNs) "Adult Day Care" (LPN) Home Health (one RN and one LPN) Something... Read More


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    Quote from KelRN215
    I left a hospital that- since the summer of 2011- has been exclusively hiring new grads because they're cheaper. Now, they just eliminated a bunch of positions and closed an entire inpatient unit so I don't think they're currently hiring but since July of 2011, my floor hired more new grads than they did in the 5 years I worked there.
    I think I know what hospital you are talking about! One that recently changed ownership?? If it's the one I'm thinking of then you made a great choice!
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    Well all this about jobs is encouraging! I have spent all of today working on my resume...I FINALLY decided, after months and months of debate, that I want to pursue my NP in a few years...so now I'm looking into trying to get office experience in cardiac or neuro to prepare me since ideally I would love to work in those areas as an NP....I'm not going to be holding my breath though!
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    Quote from RxOnly
    I think I know what hospital you are talking about! One that recently changed ownership?? If it's the one I'm thinking of then you made a great choice!
    Nah... this is one of the big Boston hospitals. I still think I made a great choice though.
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    So funny that in the beginning every new grad dreams of that grand hospital job, and after a few years a good amount of us run screaming from the bedside. Any one of those jobs sounds better than being a floor nurse with the way things are going!
    KelRN215 likes this.
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    Yes, but the gold standard for the experience required for 98% of the jobs I see advertised is acute care experience, i.e., hospital.
    Not_A_Hat_Person likes this.
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    I'll apply
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    Where can most NP opportunities be found? I am an ANCC certified Gero/Adult NP/CNS that has approx 10 yrs of experience and have worked in nearly every setting that pts receive care in these days. I am really looking very hard for the "perfect fit" for myself at this point in my career. I do not think I will have the desire to move around much anymore so have been looking for a great place where I can continue my career and also a place that I will really enjoy enough to spend many years there while working towards building up a good retirement nest-egg. Lately, I have noticed that the retirement benefits are practically non-existent at some places along with other benefits. It's scary what the economy has done to everything. Any suggestions on where I should look would be greatly appreciated!!!
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    Quote from JKBGNP
    Where can most NP opportunities be found? I am an ANCC certified Gero/Adult NP/CNS that has approx 10 yrs of experience and have worked in nearly every setting that pts receive care in these days. I am really looking very hard for the "perfect fit" for myself at this point in my career. I do not think I will have the desire to move around much anymore so have been looking for a great place where I can continue my career and also a place that I will really enjoy enough to spend many years there while working towards building up a good retirement nest-egg. Lately, I have noticed that the retirement benefits are practically non-existent at some places along with other benefits. It's scary what the economy has done to everything. Any suggestions on where I should look would be greatly appreciated!!!
    Where do you live?


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