Hey please give me some advice. I'm a new RN with an associate degree in NYC. I have been offered a job in a nursing home with 30-40 patients, do you think this a good job for a new RN to get experience? I don't have any experience and hospitals in NY are looking for bachelors and at least 1-2 years of experience. Also how many weeks of training should I receive?
I do think this job will give you that valuable experience you need to get a hospital job in a few years. In terms of the length of your orientation, this should have been discussed at the interview or once you were offered a job.
With an AAS in nursing without any acute care setting experience, that is the only job you can hope for. If you need a hospital job, you need to go somewhere else. I hope this help. I have been there.... It is much easier to get one in one of the states in the South. I will return to New York next January.
My suggestion is to get working on your bachelors degree while your at it. I have had new grads from my cohort (in Seattle) move to New York City for acute care positions. I think even with 1-2 years experience they will still prefer a BSN over an ASN, especially if they are aiming for magnet status.
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