New grad rn :( I wanna cry - page 4

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I was wondering if anyone will be able to help me... I am a new grad ADN RN in nyc. I am currently enrolled to get my BSN and will be done by Feb 2013. I have yet to find a nursing job, I have been working as a medical... Read More


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    I hope you are not faxing your resume to just a fax without knowing who the company is. So many scams out there who can use your info illegally.
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    I only sent it to major hospitals and ltc in the area that I know of ... I would be scared about what people can do with my info ... thanks for the heads up !!!!!!! I am just trying to stay optimistic and hoping soon, something will open ... because at this point all I can do is pray and just keep working ....... like i said before, i just didnt picture this is where Id be a full year after graduation.
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    I am in the same boat as many others. Graduated with my ADN last June, still no job, and not for a lack of trying. It's incredibly difficult for a new grad with no experience to land an RN job. It is very disconcerting to apply for a job, hear nothing back (which is more common than not) and then see the same job posted over and over again. It's like "hey, anxious and eager nurse here willing and able to work, please hire me." My initial plan after graduation was to get an RN job at a place that offered some tuition reimbursement that could be used to help with my BSN. No job meant no help with the BSN expenses, so I have taken out yet more student loans to get myself through the BSN program on my own. I am more then a little scared about having so much debt with no sign of a job. I have hope and I'm going with that for now...................... I have actually taken a mental health break the past two months and have not applied for one single job in that time. The break has refreshed me and I am ready to start pounding the pavement again. I wish everyone all the best in the job hunt. I believe that there is a place for each of us!
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    As a seasoned nurse, I would like to give you all hope. I have my ASN and am now going for my BSN. I have 12 yrs in nursing and when I first started was in the same boat, first I worked in an office (more secretarial, than nursing). Shortly after that, (even though I didn't want too), I worked in a subacute care/LTC for a year, than finally obtained a hospital job. After 2 yrs Telemetry, I finally got my place of comfort L&D. Don't knock LTC, this says a lot to hospital nurses; 1) your organized 2) you have great assessment skills 3) you have great time management 4) you have great communication skills with people of all ages.

    1) Organization: You are able to pass medication, chart, call dr's, pass medication, comfort, and chart in 8 hours on HOW MANY patients?!!!
    2)Assessment: You are able to tell from 50 ft away, if someone is in respiratory distress and needs more than an albuterol treatment or his 02. The blue color in the face is not just the blue hair dye!
    3)You did ALL of THAT in 8 hours!!!
    4)When working in LTC, the mental acuity may not be as sharp in all the patients; some have mind of children, teenagers, young frisky adults etc....

    Don't fret you all will find your way in the world and doors will open when they should. Though it is hard to think about this now, imagine the interviewing experience you are gaining and how you all will be able to help the next group during a nursing job shortage.
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    Quote from TeachingeveryoneRN
    As a seasoned nurse, I would like to give you all hope. I have my ASN and am now going for my BSN. I have 12 yrs in nursing and when I first started was in the same boat, first I worked in an office (more secretarial, than nursing). Shortly after that, (even though I didn't want too), I worked in a subacute care/LTC for a year, than finally obtained a hospital job. After 2 yrs Telemetry, I finally got my place of comfort L&D. Don't knock LTC, this says a lot to hospital nurses; 1) your organized 2) you have great assessment skills 3) you have great time management 4) you have great communication skills with people of all ages.

    1) Organization: You are able to pass medication, chart, call dr's, pass medication, comfort, and chart in 8 hours on HOW MANY patients?!!!
    2)Assessment: You are able to tell from 50 ft away, if someone is in respiratory distress and needs more than an albuterol treatment or his 02. The blue color in the face is not just the blue hair dye!
    3)You did ALL of THAT in 8 hours!!!
    4)When working in LTC, the mental acuity may not be as sharp in all the patients; some have mind of children, teenagers, young frisky adults etc....

    Don't fret you all will find your way in the world and doors will open when they should. Though it is hard to think about this now, imagine the interviewing experience you are gaining and how you all will be able to help the next group during a nursing job shortage.
    So true! Hang in there folks, hopefully the economy will start to turn....and I agree with another poster who said to apply for a job even if you don't necessarily have all the credentials they have posted....it may just work out! Someone else said to get involved with non profits/volunteer organizations. The personal gain (emotional) is amazing and you never know who you will network with. My affiliation with www.stbaldriks.org got me an invite to Washington DC for a training on how to advocate kids with cancer. And my current job as school nurse will kick in $$ from my cont ed allotment. It will be an amazing experience!
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    I am not in your shoes yet. But have you ever thought about working at the prisons? Just my 2 cents. Hope you get something soon.
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    If you're going to work as a secretary and be treated like crap, at least get paid well! You live in New York and only get $12 an hour as a secretary and sometimes nurse? I've been paid more in Florida as a secretary with only a high school diploma. I would find another job until you can find a job where you actually use your nursing skills.
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    Hi! I am one of you guys. I also passed the NCLEX about a year now but can't find a job. I had 2 interviews, the 1st one was on the spot interview and it was messed up coz I was so nervous!
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    I spent the whole weekend thinking about this .... I just hope we all find jobs ... I just feel like I'm in a dark tunnel with no light in sight ;(
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    Well on Monday I am going to call the Clinic that I want to get into and ask if I could volunteer. Thank-you everyone for giving such great ideas. We all will get a job it just might not be NOW but SOON!!


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