Job Prospects in Toronto for New Grad RN - page 4

Hi, I will be graduating from nursing this summer and am looking to relocate to Toronto in August/September 2011. With all the shortages of nursing jobs around Canada, I wanted to get an idea of... Read More

  1. by   Jennifer789
    Sorry guys I just like kijiji for job search in Toronto. I also use another site too that is very good and you may like it too. I am not self-promoting just sharing some links that in my opinion can be helpful when seeking employment as a new grad. Both sites I have obtained employment through when I completed my nursing in 2009. I had a job 4 days after i got my RN License.
    As an RN you do 4 years of schooling and this counts towards your experience. This is important to remember.
    Last edit by NotReady4PrimeTime on Apr 24, '14 : Reason: link disabled per TOS
  2. by   loriangel14
    When a job says you need experience you cannot count school. Experience is paid experience as a licensed nurse. You do not come out of school with 4 years of experience.
    Last edit by loriangel14 on Apr 24, '14
  3. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Very few employers accept school clinicals as experience. They want experience that reflects actual work under one's own license and references that reflect a person's ability to perform to the level expected of the position. Sometimes they'll consider time spent working as an employed nursing student or undergraduate nurse employee but really, nursing school clinicals are NOT anything like the real world. Final practica are more likely to be viewed as experience that a six week rotation with maybe 40 hours of actual patient care. In the same way, volunteer work isn't considered experience either.