One year of experience required....???

  1. 0 I was wondering how in the world you get hired as a new graduate when all the jobs I've been seeing in the papers and stuff require at least one year of med-surg experience...do you have to have experience to be a med-surg nurse? lol

    Just wondering!
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  3. Visit  EarthChild1130 profile page

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    EarthChild1130 has '9' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Psychiatric'. From 'Lucedale, MS, US'; 37 Years Old; Joined Apr '03; Posts: 668; Likes: 366.

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  4. Visit  TexasPoodleMix profile page
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    Quote from EarthChild1130
    I was wondering how in the world you get hired as a new graduate when all the jobs I've been seeing in the papers and stuff require at least one year of med-surg experience...do you have to have experience to be a med-surg nurse? lol

    Just wondering!
    This is very disturbing to me as well, and I have noticed the same thing here in Tx........ yet I have heard it isn't usually a problem... who knows.
  5. Visit  Nurcee profile page
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    If you have a teaching hospital in your area, this is one of the easiest ways to get some really great experience. If not, try taking a EMT course and get your National Certification. Many institutions will look at this very favorably, and waive the 'med/surg' prerequisite. Good luck!
  6. Visit  Havin' A Party! profile page
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    Have seen a ton of jobs where experience isn't required.
  7. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    Hospitals are v. accustomed to hiring new grads who don't have experience (outside of school). However, there are a lot of places that won't hire you into the specialty areas fresh out of school -- they do want you to get some solid med-surg experience under your belt first, which isn't a bad idea.

    You certainly should not have problems getting a med-surg job when you graduate.
  8. Visit  MountainMama profile page
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    I would imagine with the current shortage, that finding a job won't be hard... especially med-surg... even specialty areas will take new nurses. Depends on the area/hospital/degree of nurses needed. When there are no nurses, they just want a license and a pulse, bottom line.
  9. Visit  Havin' A Party! profile page
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    Quote from MountainMama
    ... When there are no nurses, they just want a license and a pulse, bottom line.
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
  10. Visit  PennyLane profile page
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    Haven't run into this problem in my area. I see lots of ads for new grads in specialty areas. I'm planning on starting off in the ICU or the ED.
  11. Visit  Genista profile page
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    Just so you know, my first job (med/surg) was at a small hospital whose classified ad said,"Experienced only." I applied anyway & sold them on my dedication, skills and "unpaid" experience. Yes, I did get the job. So, I would say to apply to those anyway.Everyone is a beginner at some time. Good luck!
  12. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    With the huge shortage of nurses most everywhere, many places are sucking up new grads like water to a thirsty horse. If a place says it wants experience, dont' let that daunt you!!! Most of these same places say "BSN preferred" as well, but if a qualifed ADN applies and suits them, they hire that person . I am with those saying to check with the larger hospitals, if you can. Most have "residency" programs designed for new grads or people cross-training to new specialties. TAKE ADVANTAGE of these!!! They are GREAT!!! You get classroom and On- the -job training with these. THIS will definately put your foot in the door, getting that requisite experience you need to do other things.

    BEST wishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. Visit  vick profile page
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    I live in California and here it is almost a definete you will have a job once you have passed boards! Strikes me odd that it is any different in Alabama???? The hospitals here will even hire in specialty units and trian you. I can not wait!! I have also heard of other states and hospitals that hire new grads. Are you in a small area or have you looked at only a few places?
    Vick

    Quote from EarthChild1130
    I was wondering how in the world you get hired as a new graduate when all the jobs I've been seeing in the papers and stuff require at least one year of med-surg experience...do you have to have experience to be a med-surg nurse? lol

    Just wondering!
  14. Visit  Havin' A Party! profile page
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    Quote from kona2
    ... I applied anyway & sold them...
    Way to go!


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