How does a new grad get a job in this state? - page 3

I am a new grad and everywhere I went looking for a job they told me they didn't have time to train. How do I go about getting exerience to get a job if noone will give me the chance?... Read More

  1. by   wannabemw
    This is SO true (what you said about resumes)! I wonder if my resume, even if accepted was the deal breaker. Also, (I went up against some UNLV grads & I am sure they were hired over me, based on the fact that they either worked their as a student or, had a professional looking resume! I had no idea how much putting your clinical experience on your resume can make a difference as to whether or not you get the interview and the job (also GPA and any honors such as Dean's list)! Recruiters want to see this stuff!
    ~MJ
  2. by   wannabemw
    Aww... thanks! :smiletea2:

    My 1st day went GREAT and I am exausted! Luckily I have 2 days to recover...

    My 1st day TOTALLY exceeded my expectations! I did and saw things that I never thought that I would never see and do on my 1st day! I had the opportunity to: flush G-Tubes, see a bladder flush in progress, see and assist with illostomy conduit, see a wound vac in action (yuckims... what you see in the observation window of the unit), hung antibiotics, pushed narcs, ect. And I have a GREAT preceptor! She does not shy away from "letting" me do patient care, charting or med administration. She explains almost everything that she is doing and reviewed me well in labs, procedures and what to look for. Realizing that learning to prioritize and getting organized are the hardest for most new grads to learn she gave me some great suggestions and helpful tips to try.

    I feel as if learned more in one day then I did in one semester in clinicals!

    Hang in there! Your 1st day is in site! {as is your first day}

    Thanks for reminding me tht this is what I have always dreamed about!

    (Formerly dreaming about living my nursing dreams) and now:

    Living my nursing dreams....
    ~MJ
    Last edit by wannabemw on Apr 24, '07 : Reason: schedule changed
  3. by   HikingNinja
    Quote from wannabemw
    Aww... thanks! :smiletea2:

    My 1st day went GREAT and I am exausted! Luckily I have 2 days to recover...

    My 1st day TOTALLY exceeded my expectations! I did and saw things that I never thought that I would never see and do on my 1st day!
    I feel as if learned more in one day then I did in one semester in clinicals!

    Hang in there! Your 1st day is in site! {as is your first day}

    Thanks for reminding me tht this is what I have always dreamed about!

    (Formerly dreaming about living my nursing dreams) and now:

    Living my nursing dreams....
    ~MJ


    That rocks! I'm so happy for you!
  4. by   ms_sweet_kimmy
    i started out at a ltc facility and since we opened up our new unit i was transferred to our sub acute unit..so i would think that they're hiring nurses...regardless whether new grads or not.... its worth a try..
  5. by   eldragon
    Quote from wannabemw
    Aww... thanks! :smiletea2:

    My 1st day went GREAT and I am exausted! Luckily I have 2 days to recover...

    My 1st day TOTALLY exceeded my expectations! I did and saw things that I never thought that I would never see and do on my 1st day! I had the opportunity to: flush G-Tubes, see a bladder flush in progress, see and assist with illostomy conduit, see a wound vac in action (yuckims... what you see in the observation window of the unit), hung antibiotics, pushed narcs, ect. And I have a GREAT preceptor! She does not shy away from "letting" me do patient care, charting or med administration. She explains almost everything that she is doing and reviewed me well in labs, procedures and what to look for. Realizing that learning to prioritize and getting organized are the hardest for most new grads to learn she gave me some great suggestions and helpful tips to try.

    I feel as if learned more in one day then I did in one semester in clinicals!

    Hang in there! Your 1st day is in site! {as is your first day}

    Thanks for reminding me tht this is what I have always dreamed about!

    (Formerly dreaming about living my nursing dreams) and now:

    Living my nursing dreams....
    ~MJ
    How's your job coming along? Keep us updated!
  6. by   wannabemw
    Quote from eldragon
    How's your job coming along? Keep us updated!
    Thank you for asking! I'll try to be brief!

    Well, it is going good! I can't believe how much I see and do everytime I am back on the unit! I FINALLY had a successful IV stick on a younger psych pt!
    WHOHOO! It's funny, but I just knew I would be able to get it! It is so cool when you advance the cathater and then 'whew' you see the flash! Once I did it I wanted to jump for joy! But settled for a ,
    once I was outta the sight of the pt, lol. Think the pt woulda FREAKED? YES! I think so too, lol! Same weekend I also did a female and male foley cath, ck'ed for G-Tube residuals, observed setup of pain pump & an pelvic ck. Gave my 1st IM (my 1st as a RN) & cared for 4 pts on my own (okay, not COMPLETELY on my own, but close enough)did assessments, charted, gave all IV, IVP's, IMs, SubQ, narcs & POmeds, acucks, drew blood from PICC line (coolness!), did UA labs AND had a pt nearly jump me when going AMA (luckily precept called MD & he arrived in 5mins to say it was ok!-Can u say undiagnd psych pt?).

    The wk b4 was ABSOLUTELY nutz. We had 7-9 pts (give or take) some being dc'ed & new admits (ratio usually 5:1 or 6:1). ALL were on acucks. LOVED the GI bleed pt who needed the bedside commode about 20x in 12h shift! + the confused pt trying to crawl outta bed.

    After that shift I figured if I was going to quit, that would have been the day! My preceptor was :angryfire ! Good thing we had 4 days to recover, we both needed it ! Sadly, I can't really say that we were truly able to give quality care that day! Makes me appreciate "the good days."

    Anyways, today is my b-day & in the AM I am back 2 work! Gotta love 3 day wk weeks! I will be doing my 1st 3-day-in-a-row shift! Wish me luck! [guess I wasn't brief... sorry!]

    Living my nursing dreams!
    ~MJ

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