Hi I graduated in Dec 2012 and passed the boards in Feb 2013. I am having the same difficulty as everyone else. All of the job postings require atleast one year experience. I do not have any nursing experience outside of my clinical rotations. I am seeking employment in the greater New York city area- I am open to Bronx,Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. I have applied to all hospitals in these areas. Does anyone have any advice about specific organizations that do hire new grads- outpatient clinics? residential treatment facilities? Substance abuse facilities? cancer treatment centers? Any staffing/recruiting agencies that are willing to work with new grads? Thanks for any advice.
Apr 4, '13
I guess I can only reiterate what others have said on other threads -- if relocation is one of your options, I'd say do that. I'm a new grad too, graduated and took Boards at the same time as you. I'm from Houston, and the majority of hospitals weren't looking for new grads (but the hospitals had job fares for seasoned nurses). My classmates looked outside of Houston (some of them lived outside of Houston anyway), and they were able to find jobs. I had personal issues (my boyfriend is in the Air Force and stationed in an area that had more of a need for nurses than the Houston area), and me moving proved to be a blessing: five interviews, one job offer. No, it's not at the greatest hospital ever, but I have a job which is better than no job. Yes, it's a pay cut (standard of living here is lower than Houston), but it's experience.
In the event moving isn't one of your options, I'd suggest dialysis. One of my interviews was for DaVita, but I decided not to pursue it. They have new grad programs, meant to get people who didn't want to work in the hospitals.
Last edit by rumwynnieRN on Apr 4, '13
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