Graduating soon with an ADN in St Louis MO
- 0Dec 29, '12 by Mommy2RNHello,
I will be graduating in March with an ADN. I will be an RN and I am starting to get extremely nervous about securing a job after graduation. I currently work as a Student Nurse Tech in one of the area hospital but I have my heart set on working with children. I want to be a NICU Nurse but I will take almost anything just to get my foot in the door and to get some experience under my belt. I have already started applying to hospitals and it is scary as well as a little discouraging when I receive the rejection letters back. If anyone has advice on what I should do to secure employment I would greatly appreciate it.
- 0Dec 29, '12 by ChaseZ, RN, EMT-BCongrats and good luck. I just graduated with my BSN and went through the new graduate application process. It can get complicated and stressful. Your best bet is to find personal contacts (floor managers) who will request your application from HR. If not, you will most likely get lost in the process. There were a lot of new grads and few positions at many hospitals.
- 0Dec 31, '12 by Luckyyou, BSN, RNWhen I started in this NICU (in STL), there were 120 applicants for my start date. They hired 6 RNs, 5 with BSNs. Make sure you do something to make your application stand out so much it glows if you want to work in the NICU. The job market when I graduated in 2011 was absolute crap, unsure what it is now, but my best advice is to apply anywhere and everywhere. I had to move to Springfield IL for my first job and I have a BSN plus two and a half years as a secretary/PCT. FYI, BJC is supposedly no longer hiring RNs before they pass boards. The December grads don't start until March.
- 0Jan 1, '13 by ChaseZ, RN, EMT-BQuote from CerriwinThat is what we were all told when applying for jobs but me and many of my classmates have positions and start in January before passing boards. As far as the job market goes I was told by HR that they received way more applications than available jobs.BJC is supposedly no longer hiring RNs before they pass boards. The December grads don't start until March.