IV Certification

  1. Hi I am a brand new grad. I am getting desperate getting a job. I graduated with my ADN in May and currently taking classes towards my BSN.

    I'm wondering if getting IV certified will help me better find a job. Any advices will help. Thanks in advance.
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   nurseyNJNYC
    not really.
    most jobs will pay for you to get your iv certification or train you on the job.

    when it comes down to it, everybody wants a nurse with experience, which cuts down their costs of training a new nurse. why spend money training a new nurse when there are a plethora of nurses out there already trained in xxxxx, and already desperate for a job because the job market is horrible.

    in the past i considered getting my acls, pals, etc, thinking that it would increase my chances of getting a job. bottom line is that they want an experienced nurse. or you have to know someone.
  4. by   nurseyNJNYC
    .. and no hospital will even look at you without a bsn.
    i had my ASN 3 years ago, and they all wanted a BSN.
    finally got my BSN and they want 1, or 2, or 5 years of at least med/surg experience.

    these days, new grads actually get excited over getting a nursing home job.