New grad hiring

  1. Hello!

    I am currently a nursing student at Normandale Community College, and will be graduating in December 2017. Right after graduation I will be continuing right away with a BSN completion program. I was wondering how likely it is that I will be hired at a hospital with just my associates degree as I finish off my BSN? Another side note I don't have any healthcare experience outside of my schooling. Thanks in advance.
    •  
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   /username
    Last I knew, HCMC is on a hiring freeze. I'm not sure if they are anymore. All inpatient postings explicitly require a bachelor's degree for new employees.

    Fairview prefers a bachelor's degree for all nursing positions. Depending on how many people apply, many times the nurses who get these positions with an associate's degree have experience. It still doesn't hurt to apply.

    Health east also prefers a bachelor's but is not required.

    North also prefers a bachelor's but is not required.

    I couldn't find any current inpatient postings at Regions, but they just specify that you have to graduate from an accredited school.

    The only requirement that Allina specifies is that all new grads have to complete a program that has acute care clinicals.
  4. by   Taber24
    Thank you for this information!
  5. by   Kjr89
    As far as new grads go, Allina will not hire ADN, they rejected my application for their new grad program within hours of applying because they only want BSN.

    From the most recent normandale cohort we have had just a few so far get hospital jobs (it has only been a couple months though) but park Nicollet was one of them and people have gotten interviews at the U, and southdale too I believe. It seems the best way to get them is to make a really great impression at clinicals and with your clinical instructor. Good luck!
  6. by   Taber24
    Quote from kjrice89
    As far as new grads go, Allina will not hire ADN, they rejected my application for their new grad program within hours of applying because they only want BSN.

    From the most recent normandale cohort we have had just a few so far get hospital jobs (it has only been a couple months though) but park Nicollet was one of them and people have gotten interviews at the U, and southdale too I believe. It seems the best way to get them is to make a really great impression at clinicals and with your clinical instructor. Good luck!
    Thank you for the reply! and congratulation on graduating! Did you decide to continue on with metro or are you going a different route?
  7. by   Taber24
    Quote from Taber24
    Thank you for the reply! and congratulation on graduating! Did you decide to continue on with metro or are you going a different route?
    Nevermind you commented on my other post! whoops, congrats again I am dreaming of the day that I am in your shoes!!
  8. by   Kjr89
    It goes faster than you think! We/you have amazing instructors at Normandale! the best (unsolicited) advice I can give you for the program is to really appreciate your instructors and the amazing resources they can be. It can feel like they they are trying to make your life difficult, but Normandale has a reputation for producing very strong new grads and it's all thanks to them. They know what they are doing and we are so fortunate to matriculate from there.

Must Read Topics


close