I'm a new grad and it seems EVERYTHING is BSN required/preferred. I am enrolled in a BSN program but I'm not even getting callbacks for an interview never mind a job! Just curious if anyone with an Associates degree has been able to find a job
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not in a hospital which is where I want to be. I too am an associate level nurse; starting SUNY Delhi BSN online program next month and already have a B.S. degree (in textile chemistry and engineering from FIT). I am working with an agency full time doing 1:1 peds care in a school setting and per diem work for 1:1 peds care in the nyc foster care system. the money is pretty good (42/hr for the full time place, health/dental benefits and 401K) but i really want to be in an acute care setting.
Have you tried the hospitals who have Associate Degree programs? Like LICH or Beth Israel? I would think that they would hire their own grads.
Lindarn, RN, BSN ,CCRN
Somwhere in the PACNW
Used to be from NYC, grad of LICH a long time ago!
LICH/Downstate according to published local NYC media reports is laying off medical, nursing and other staff. The first round was several months ago and another is planned soon. Posted a link in the "News" section IIRC.
Hi RNBean, would you mind sharing the agency you are working with? I have a BSN and every agency I contact says I need at least one yr of experience before they place me anywhere.
987, A friend of mine is a new grad with his associates, and he was able to get interviews at a few hospitals. He said he didn't have any connections either. But he does have a few years of exp working with psych pts. Try metropolitan hospital.
I'm also a nurse with an associates looking for a job in NYC. I work in a jersey hospital on a med-surg unit for a year now. I wanna keep my current position because I love the people I work with. I'm looking for a per diem or part time job. Something less stressful though.
No I haven't. It's been months for me. I'm planning to give it till next year, but by that time, I will prob go back to the business sector. I can't afford anything or further my career so I am planning to get a regular f/t time job again. I gave it some time and no one is hiring new grads. Nursing politics...