Second Degree nurse getting zero call backs or interviews

  1. Hi all,
    I am a second degree nurse! I have a bachelor's degree and work experience in a different field. I just finished my master's in nursing (I am not an NP, it is an entry to practice Master's of science in nursing degree), have taken and passed the NCLEX, and have been seriously looking for over 6 weeks now with absolutely zero response. I am getting super frustrated with the lack of response, and I am not sure where to go from here. I am located in New York, which I know is a difficult place to get a job, however, I have expanded my search to anywhere in the tristate area. I am predominately interested in pediatrics, but have also expanded my search to other areas as well. I have connected with everyone I possibly can from placements during school, and no one has anything for a new grad with no experience. Does anyone have any advice as to what I can do? I am applying online, including a cover letter, my resume is in excellent shape, I went to a very highly regarded school, my GPA from both my bachelor's and master's are above 3.8.... I am at a complete loss of what to do at this point! I am willing to pretty much take anything right now, but at the same time I want to be in a good hospital where I will be able to orient and learn from the best as I am just starting out. Any and all advice is welcome, thanks!
    -Chrissy
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Have you looked outside of hospitals? LTC perhaps?
  4. by   13grad71
    Based from what I learned from friends in the HR, your masters degree is probably what's causing the zero response. Masters degree plus no experience means you are probably not going to stay a long time on the floor. Which to the hospital is wasted investment

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