Quote from Kuyafern
it's really that tough? wow. I was looking up some hospitals hiring nurses in the internet. Seems like there are job openings but the problem is they prefer nurses that have 2+ years experience.
Yes, it's pretty tough out there. She tried going thru an agency, but they were not much help, as you mentioned they need nurses with some experience.
The agency was mostly for those wanting to work in nursing homes, home health care or private places. They were mostly for adult care, she wanted pediatrics or if adult, in a regular hospital.
Have you read this person's topic about new grads, international new grads and the job market?
CLICK on her topics, but looked at her last block comments, it brings good light to think about and good information. But do read the FIRST block part too.
Her quote: Oh, there's also one big misconception of the overseas students, based on my current dealings with the ones that I'm trying to help out. They all see the websites of hospitals all over this country and so many job openings for nurses!
But there are a couple of glaring issues: (that they are overlooking, but clearly stated in the job description)
The hospitals are looking for:
(a). EXPERIENCE, in most cases 1-2 years minimum and some other specialities 3-5 years of RN experience.