I graduated ADN in May'11, got my license in Sept '11 and about a month later, I got "supposedly" hired by a home health agency (I was surprised they accepted me with no experience, but happy). I had 3 days of office orientation, watching videos, and the staff showing ug how things were done and stuff. BUT they have never assigned me a nurse to shadow, to start the ball rolling. I have called and followed up, and I only get the "We'll call you when something comes up" type of replies.
In the meantime, I also have been sending applications to various hospitals in the area. I have no experience whatsoever in a hospital setting except for school clinicals! Yes, very frustrating as the posted jobs always have those "Minimum 1 yr experience" aaaarrrgghh!! I tried applying for the full time positions that were posted and got only one rejection email back so far
I dont' know anybody who works in a hospital and I feel so desperate, should I apply for the part-time job posts too?
And what about registry? My dream unit is ER (may be close to impossible with no experience??
) and of course every job posting always has that "experience required"! I love L&D too.
Has anybody ever gotten a hospital job (ADN grad) with no prior hospital experience at all?