What is keeping New Grads/less experienced Nurses from being hired and solutions? - page 4

Im sure there is no simple answer to this question but people on here are quite insightful and I would Love to hear some of the responses. We all know that the job market is tough out there,... Read More

  1. by   Dragonfly777
    Agree with previous comments. Once you get experience and learn what you needed to learn then those months that you worked for count as experience and looks great on your resume, rather than no experience in nursing jobs at all. Besides, I'm talking about a $5.00 cut. I'm not stupid nor crazy to sell my knowledge for 1/2 the prize. Let's say the job pays $30.00 an hr....then I can settle for $25.00 for first few months, because in reality I'm a cost to the company because I'll waste supplies due to errors or even training. The reason they didn't take me I think it was because they never met me personally and everything was said and done over the phone. If you show the drive you have...that is enough for them to consider you. Next application.....for same type of job...I'm applying in person and will try to talk to HR.
  2. by   msn10
    The hospitals are not going to hire you even with a pay cut.

    The biggest problem? New grads (less than 1 year experience) are too expensive because up until 2009, they had a 50% attrition rate. On average, that is anywhere from $50,000 to $80,000 in lost HR/orientation/residency/training and replacement costs.

    Why do they leave? #1 reason is they do not like the organization or unit they work for. Manager/co-worker relationships biggest determinant of retention.
  3. by   KelRN215
    Interestingly, my hospital is now only hiring new grads because of the budget. I am leaving there so I'm not all that concerned about it but I don't think it necessarily portrays a positive image to basically say, "we'll hire you because we don't have to pay you as much."