New Grad, no health care experience. Will I get hired?

  1. I'm graduating in May and becoming increasingly worried about getting hired on in my area of choice. I have no experience in healthcare, and have not worked during my 2 years in school. I have had several jobs prior to, flight attendant for 6 months, (quit because of scheduling conflicts with school) sales rep for 8 months until layoffs, admin assistant for 1 year before that and a few temp positions prior to that. So I look like a "job hopper". I was hoping that this wouldn't influence my ability to find a RN position since it was several years ago, and completely unrelated to health care. I've heard that you don't need to put experience not related to being a RN on your resume. Is that true? What would I put then? Any thoughts or advice would be great!
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  3. by   Tweety
    You should be able to be hired into a new grad entry level position without difficulty, unless it's a regional thing that new grads are having trouble with jobs. Many many many of us graduate from nursing school without having worked in health care before. I worked insurance and restaurants prior to graduation.

    I got a job without experience before I even graduated.

    My very brief resume didn't include the restaurant and insurance experience, merely included my educations credentials.
  4. by   st4wb3rr33sh0rtc4k3
    Even though you didn't work in health care you can use that other experience in nursing.

    I worked as an aid in a prison. Totally different from being an aid in a hospital and/or other fields. Also, worked as an Administrative Assistant and Bartender for a couple of years.

    You can use customer service, time management, working together as a team, etc. to talk yourself up. I especially like fast-learner...

    Good luck, you will find something that will suit. :spin:
    Last edit by st4wb3rr33sh0rtc4k3 on Nov 22, '07 : Reason: add more.

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