Just graduated from EMU in SE MI and my dreams are broad as a new grad looking to explore opportunities to find my best fit, however I am certain I will not be happy with the med-surg floor grind. I am reluctant to take these jobs (even if I could find one willing to hire a new grad) because at age 28 I feel that I do not want to waste any time if I have the choice to putz around doing floor nursing when I need to be building skills and gaining experience in areas I'm more likely to pursue as a long-term career.
I know I can't do all of these interests without experience and that there is good reason, but some of them should be accessible to a new grad right?
Ambulatory / clinic both free/charity and private practice
Out-patient procedures / ambulatory surgery
Cosmetic surgery / weight loss
I want to explore any or all of these, especially all of the community and outpatient options. There are other roles I would like as well, but most of those I know for sure would require years of exp like case management.
The horrible part is that there aren't even options for traditional med-surg floor jobs available to new grads in my area. I have applied for all positions I think I might be able to make the qualifications, as well as those that I don't meet but thought I'd throw my hat in anyway.
I went into nursing to work for free clinics for adolescents or disadvantaged mothers / pregnant. Does anyone know how to get into any of these roles as a new grad? People describe 'falling into' these roles or retreating to them because they might be less physically taxing, but this is what I WANT!