1 year experience. Chances to get a job in NYC.

  1. Hello all,

    First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to read my post. I have been following this website almost on a daily basis for many years, yet I never asked questions, I guess I'm a little shy.

    I've been contemplating for a few years to relocate to NYC and I would like to ask you all if the facility you work at or you heard of, hires RNs with 1 year experience. I know the market is saturated in big cities and is hard to get in a place unless you know somebody there, however I haven't lost hope.

    To give additional info about myself, I work in the ICU with frequent floats to Open Heart. I worked for this hospital for about 4 years, of which 3 have been as an EKG tech, I plan on testing for CCRN certification next month, I have extensive community service involvement (5+ years) for a clinic that serves the uninsured. I have great work ethic and I am a great team player.

    I guess I am just nervous starting my application process in such a big city with so many RNs and so many nursing schools.

    Looking forward to hear your thoughts.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   LM NY
    Hello! I think you have a good shot at landing an RN position. You also have your BSN, which is a huge plus. The only issue I think would be the time required for you to actively apply to all these NYC hospitals and be readily available to go to interviews. Good luck!
  4. by   mayflower15
    Thank you for your reply. I will take my CCRN first then start applying. I am patient, just hope to get recruiters' attention.
  5. by   emille17
    You have your BSN, a year of critical care experience and will soon certify. Your chances are pretty good. Good luck!


    A fellow Newyorker.

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