Hey guys I graduated Nursing school
in december and I passed my boards in feb. I have been looking and applying for jobs ever since and no one has called me for an interview. I've applied to over 30 positions! I'm really passionate about maternal child care, NICU, and peds but no one wants to give me an opportunity because I dont have experience. I am willing to take med surg or tele to get experience and then transfer to peds. Does anyone know hospitals hiring new grads currently? or hospitals hiring new grads that have peds in their hospitals? I'm so lost and i dono what else to do...any advice would be of greate help. thanx!!!
Apr 29, '09
Hey guys, I too graduated in Dec and got my license in Feb. I applied everywhere and finally got my first job. It is only PT and it is in psych. Maybe not your first choice but you have to take whatever you can get. I applied to over 300 jobs before getting an interview. I even started cold calling nursing homes.
As far as Bayada goes, you have to have 1 year of experience as a paid RN, in any field. As long as you have been working somewhere for a year as a RN they will consider you. So if you are passionate about peds and something that you want to do get in anywhere you can and then do your time. You may actually like what you end up doing. Thats what I had to do anyway.
I know New York is going through the same thing, well when I read their boards it seems like they are.
Just keep sending in those resumes and attending the career fairs and something will pop up. I know exactly how you feel so dont give up!!! I know its frustrating belive me but hang in there and good luck.
Last edit by flipper628 on Apr 29, '09