Won't get a job in 2 years? - ADN student in South Carolina - page 2

I am a black male. 18 years old and I'm enrolled in college. I plan to become an RN when I am 20. However, I've been told that the nursing field is becoming difficult to get a job with no... Read More

  1. by   cHaNkStA
    California is TOUGH. I got super lucky on the position I'm at, especially in the market right now. But rumor says, 2014 is "the year". Like what everyone says, keep applying.

    Here are tips in nursing school.. build strong connections, these connections are the ones writing your letter of recommendations, forwarding your application to a manager, or telling you about a position at the hospital. Utilize everything you can, and really introduce yourself and offer yourself.
  2. by   zoidberg
    here in charleston sc there are a few health systems: MUSC, Roper st francis, east cooper, the VA hospital downtown, then trident out towards Summerville. from what I have heard MUSC is a little uppity and likes BSN's. the VA likes experienced nurses. East cooper doesn't care about ADN/BSN, and they hire new grads for certain floors. Trident is not bad either, and they have lots of RN jobs posted in all sorts of specialties currently and they usually do. Roper is somewhere in the middle. I wouldn't count them out though. Of course, once you get some experience and do a rn-bsn (can do online through one of 4 state schools for really cheap) you will be more marketable and can apply to whatever hospital you would like, and have a better shot. There are plenty of jobs in SC. That big health center near Myrtle beach is always trying to find RN/NP/PA, and charleston and columbia both have good markets. look on the hospital's web sites, and you will see that they all have RN jobs posted.
  3. by   Orca
    Sometimes you have to make your own breaks. At the time I graduated there was a nursing surplus after several years of shortages. While my classmates were doing nothing about employment I was sending letters and resumes to every hospital in my area. I got an interview with one hospital two weeks before we graduated, and I was offered a job to start immediately after licensing. I had a job offer before we were even finished, while some of my classmates were still piecing together part time jobs a year later. Not saying that this always works, but someone who takes extra initiative will be chosen over someone who doesn't.

    Good luck in your job search.