new grads in boston hospitals?? - page 2

I'm almost done with an AD in nursing. I also have a BA in psych. Many people have told me that boston hospitals wont hire new grads with associates degrees even if you already have a bachelors. I... Read More

  1. by   NabiRN
    Thank you for everyone's input. I can understand how credentials are important especially in working in a multi-disciplinary team environment. If I have a choice, I prefer to learn on the job. However, I cannot earn my credentials that way.
  2. by   meg1112
    Bittyboo,
    I am also a SLU grad. I started applying to Boston hospitals in February, I went out to Boston and tried to meet with HR, but no one was available. Did you have any luck? I have heard that the hospitals are on a hiring freeze and that if they are hiring it is internally or from local nursing schools.
  3. by   Nurseismade RN
    Quote from NabiRN
    You made a good point. I have BS, MS in chemistry and associate in nursing. I am thinking about going for my BSN but I cannot see how I can be a better nurse by taking the courses in BSN programs. I think that my time would be better spent by learning from veteran nurses and not from books. Most veteran nurses have associate degrees.

    Please give me reasons for going for my BSN especially if I don't have much time to go to school.
    as quoted in OPP, the city hospitals will hire you after one years nursing experience.....that's so much cheaper than going for BSN....and you are being paid for that one year's experience....I am not saying not to ever go and get the BSN...since it makes one more marketable but again experience does also.

    fyi..... most hospitals say bsn preferred not required
    Last edit by Nurseismade RN on May 22, '08
  4. by   CalypsoRN
    Quote from dfs1961
    Brigham will NOT hire a new grad with an ASN, even if that candidate has a bachelors and a masters degree (both not in nursing). Seems pretty silly to me, but that is what their deal is. :icon_roll
    Actually that is not true a friend of mine was just hired this week and she graduated from Laboure college. She was an aide there for about 9 months so BWH will hire you if work there as an aaide
  5. by   Wicked Wahine
    I have a question. When we're talking about one year's experience, is that including orientation time or is it just a year's experience on the floor once you get your license?
  6. by   gerry79
    Quote from Wicked Wahine
    I have a question. When we're talking about one year's experience, is that including orientation time or is it just a year's experience on the floor once you get your license?
    From the time you start orientation.

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