Jobless FNP - page 3

I graduated 1 year ago and still have not found a meaningful NP position. Just about every position that I have applied for, I have either gotten no response or a generic email stating that I am not... Read More

  1. by   Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP
    Have you looked into positions at remote rural health clinics... for example, those run by Indian Health Service? If you are willing to work in a remote rural location, often you will have fantastic opportunities to practice to the full extent of your licensure. Who knows? You may be able to find a number of these types of clinics within a relatively close proximity to Las Vegas.
    Also, I didn't see volunteering as a job-search strategy mentioned in this thread. Consider finding a place nearby that interests you (maybe a cancer center, children's hospital, hospice, etc.) and volunteer there on a part-time basis. This type of networking would allow you to explore an area of interest while allowing influential people to get to know you personally. It's certainly worth a try to get your foot in the door at someplace you could potentially see yourself working, while also building your resume.
  2. by   alex1214
    Something is better then nothing. I would take the job with a good that's going to make that 1 or 2 years of experience seem easy. You have to start somewhere. Good luck!!!
  3. by   Slgreen47
    I was unaware of how difficult it would be to find an NP job as well. I am located in central OK, I feel like I have put in applications around the state with no success. I too have done interviews with no return or follow up calls. It is very frustrating to see that I have spent so much money to obtain this degree, but not have the opportunity to utilize it. I am also hearing from those that are looking to hire they are wanting a minimum of 1 year of experience, my background is 10 years acute care, and I am still being looked over. I am in the process of looking out of state but reviewing the past several responses worries me that I will come to a dead end there as well. I have applied at VA medical centers and IHS areas; what I have noticed is a lot of the time the outcome is they hire internally. This makes no sense to even have the job posted if an internal candidate is going to be hired in the end. I'll continue to place applications and talking to physicians where I work until something turns up. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
  4. by   Dodongo
    I want to know the schools that everyone attended.
  5. by   FullGlass
    Quote from Slgreen47
    I was unaware of how difficult it would be to find an NP job as well. I am located in central OK, I feel like I have put in applications around the state with no success. I too have done interviews with no return or follow up calls. It is very frustrating to see that I have spent so much money to obtain this degree, but not have the opportunity to utilize it. I am also hearing from those that are looking to hire they are wanting a minimum of 1 year of experience, my background is 10 years acute care, and I am still being looked over. I am in the process of looking out of state but reviewing the past several responses worries me that I will come to a dead end there as well. I have applied at VA medical centers and IHS areas; what I have noticed is a lot of the time the outcome is they hire internally. This makes no sense to even have the job posted if an internal candidate is going to be hired in the end. I'll continue to place applications and talking to physicians where I work until something turns up. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
    Maybe the Oklahoma NP job market is saturated. Previously in this thread I posted a link to an article I wrote on new grad NP job search. There are loads of jobs, but you have to be willing to relocate. There lots of places in the Western US that are dying for NPs. Check out my article. I had no trouble finding a good job within 2 months of starting my job search, but I was willing to work just about anywhere.
  6. by   Slgreen47
    I will definitely go back and review. Thank you!

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