I'm a new grad from an ASN program in the city. I'll be relocating to Albany after taking my NCLEX (and passing God willingly
) and I had a few questions...normally I don't post because my questions are already answered in other posts but here goes:
I was thinking about working in Albany Medical Center...does this hospital have the full time
12Hr shifts (i.e. 7am-7pm)? (particularly in the Med/Surg units since that's where I'd like to start out and gain experience before moving to ICU). Are any of the RN's in Capital Region hospitals under NYSNA? Are there any hospitals in the capital region that take new grads with minimal experience (I've done a summer internship at a hospital in the city) and have the full time 12Hr shifts? Do any Nursing Homes in the Capital Region take new grads and have the full time 12hr shifts?
I'm getting kind of worried cause most of my friends who have graduated before me are having a hard time finding a job in the city (most are at a hiring freeze or are only looking for nurses with experience) so I'm kind of wondering if thats the case in the Capital region as well.
Can anyone also tell me about working at Albany Medical Center...as you can see I'm highly interested in the hospital since it kind of reminds me of Westchester Medical Center...
Hopefully anyone will be able to answer my questions...sorry for the long post...Thanks!!