I believe there was somebody who posted here recently who said they were also hired out of nursing school
, with zero bedside experience.
While working, I personally met one person with that same situation, but the difference was that he had a programming degree and the hospital offered him an interface job, which is really more on the IT/programming side of the hospital.
As far as experience, you get all types of opinions. I have worked with vendors who specialize in hiring people without any healthcare background and they train them on healthcare and their applications and I have many friends who are doing quite well without any experience as a nurse or even experience in healthcare.
Then you will meet nursing directors or nursing managers working in informatics who will tell you that without nursing experience, you can't get a job as you will not do well in your job, and thus, you need a minimum of at least 2 years of bedside nursing to be able to function in the field.
Obviously, since I have seen how those without nursing experience do just as well if not better than those with nursing experience, I personally tend to be more open minded about nurses who don't have much nursing experience. But nowadays you have so many people going into the field, and if you come in with 3 months of nursing experience, while another candidate comes in with the same credentials with 3 years of nursing experience, then you're not going to do so well in that type of hiring environment.
But obviously, if you know somebody who said they will hire you with no experience, I would go and get that job because many candidates have been looking for jobs and they can't get a break or it takes them a while to get in the field.