LadyRN10 2,065 Views
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Are you only applying to acute care hospitals? Since everybody (and their mothers) wants hospital employment, your chances of finding work might be better if you look for a job outside the hospital. Nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice, clinics, psychiatric facilities, and other workplaces outside the hospital might be more prone to hire and train new grads.
I do not know where you are in DFW, but the chances of finding a hospital job will increase in you are willing to commute to rural facilities just outside DFW. Texoma Medical Center, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Wise Regional, Nocona General, and Palo Pinto General might offer better prospects for acute care hospital employment than the facilities in the city.
Also, do not forget about specialty hospitals. Ethicus Hospital, Kindred, Lifecare, Healthsouth, Regency, Vibra, Select Specialty Hospital, Texas Rehabilitation Hospital, Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital, and others will train you and give you a good foundation.
Just took it today....SO EASY!! Seriously. One of the easiest (THE easiest), most common sense nursing related tests I ever took. You will be fine.
It can definitely be done in your time frame.
Get some experience as an RN. Then, check out Vanderbilt. It's a 12 month accelerated NP program from a top program in the country.
I would always recommend getting as much diversified nursing experience as possible before moving toward managing pts as an NP, but you can be very successful as a new grad RN in an NP program as well.
Many other schools are 2 yrs full time. Some will accept new grad RNs, too.
Check on IU Health's website, they are afilliated with most of the hospitals in the state now.
These links are copied from a discussion of Indy area jobs last summer:
St Vincent Hospital St. Vincent: St.Vincent Health Employment
Community Hospitals Employment, Hospital Jobs, Health Care Careers, Medical Education | Community Health Network (Many Jobs Here)
Indiana University Health Hospitals http://www.iuhealth.net/portal/IUH/careers/ (Many Here too)
Westview Hospital http://www.westviewmedical.com/index...=45&Itemid=102
Rehab Hospital of Indiana https://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/career...cws=1&org=RHIN
St Francis Hospital Franciscan Alliance Online Career Center Announcements
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