Right after I passed, I applied to many job openings-New grads and RN positions.
After a while of not hearing anything, I reapplied to other RN positions, still no calls.
All the new grad positions are gone and no one is hiring new RN's, yet there is a RN shortage?
(I contacted my senior preceptor and they are not hiring either.)
I've been volunteering to keep me occupied, but really hoping to get an RN job soon.
Any advice for a new grad/new RN for searching for a RN job?
It feels like job hunting is harder than the nclex!
I don't want to forget 4 years of nursing by not working.
Oct 24, '12
I passed NCLEX in August & applied to many jobs online with no results. With an ADN & no healthcare experience, I really had to stand out from all the others. In September, I finally started calling places & asking to speak directly to the RN manager, then following up with my resume via email. As a very shy & introverted person, it was really hard to do so but I'm glad I did it. I got 2 interviews out of it & was offered a job from one of the companies. My employer never even received my online application; I ended up filling out a paper one at my interview. I will admit, it is not the area I hoped to worked but I am grateful for the opportunity and intend to give it my all and reevaluate my situation in a year. Keep volunteering, stay in touch with classmates, network with everybody. Good luck!
Also, I found this article was really interesting. A bit depressing/scary for a new grad but a good reality check. Had I read this before I started nursing school, I may have changed my educational plan or at least had a better idea of what to expect when out of school.
Why Nursing School Grads Have Trouble Finding Jobs
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Thanks for your post cause I was considering moving to Hawaii to pursue my Bachelor degree and hopefully find a part time job.
( Its so frustrating.
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