I felt discouraged for over 6 months trying to find a job. I went as far as applying all over the country, even in Alaska. The fact is, yes there is a nursing shortage, however that is only for experienced nurses. The great news is there is an oppurtunity for work, and I dont mean in a nursing home. If you are looking to relocate please message me for more information. I was blessed enough to be reffered to this hospital by a friend, and now I am working. Alot of my friends who have graduated before and after me, still have no offers, for over a year in some of their cases. I just want to share the love and pay it forward. This economy is hard, but if you really are determined something will come up. Good luck on the job search everyone, especially new grads.
P.S: Alot of the nursing job fairs may not say if up front, but they only geared toward experienced nurses. I spent over 4 hours waiting in one, after being told they were interested in new grads that in fact they were not and to keep looking elsewhere. I am happy where I am and giving my all to a great company who took the chance to invest in me and provide the foundatioin for a career of advancement.
If you are searching in your town, try craigslist....worth a shot.
Those job postings are put there for the benefit of keeping the department of labor off their backs. It doesn't look good for a CEO to be earning millions of dollars per year and there is no jobs when those nurses who do have jobs are running themselves to the bone and the patients are so sick. It puts up a good farse to the unemployment and the DOL, who, when nurses do go to apply for Unemployment because they can't find a job, unemployment looks at them like there nuts. "Look at all those nursing positions posted!" These facilities and hospitals are even nervy enoughto post these"jobs" on the workplace developement/aka Unemployment job board- they are a big fat lie. Half are for OR nurses and the other half are for ED, and L&D nurse and if you are none of those, you are screwed even if you have experience, even tons of experience, you are still screwed. They only want nurses would have 3-5 yrs experience- and you had better have a good reason why you are leaving your old/curreent employer- "your cat died in that hospital and it brings back bad memories" is the only one they will accept before they have the CIA investigate you and your cat,a 3-5 yr experienced nurse, they don't have to pay well and don't have to train. The old( over 25yrs-30 yrs experience) ones they don't want they have to pay for experience, and they are too experience to drink any more managment kool-aid. After all, we all have diabetes, hearing loss, cardo vascular disease or even malaria and eboli, alopecia and gray hair.
Nursing job postings are already filled so the posting is BOGUS, now why else would a facility or hospital have a filled position still posted if it wasn't to deceive some one? Nursing just doesn't tell it like it is. There are many unemployed nurses out here. Nursing doesn't want that dirty little secret out there. It's bad for the image. Then there won't be those long lines and wait lists in academia, just dying to go into thousands of dollars in debt so when they graduate- they won't have a job either. "But what about all that student loan debt?"- too bad, tough luck kiddo, here's the bill!! They got their money from you. Then they have the BSN thing going on- that's so you can go out and get in more debt!! Did anyone in nursing ever sit you down and tell you how it really is before you spent all that money? Nursing is the new swamp land in Florida joke.
Then there are those really moronic HR people who ask- "why so many temporary jobs"Has this idot been under a rock for the past 4 years
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Uhhh.....I would love to know this school....I dont know how they can guarantee employment with a hospital unless there is a partnership, and still not even 100% being hired.
I'd like to know, too. Kool-aide for all at that school!!! Lime flavored, in honor of the money they will be spending and no job post graduation!!
Just reviewed my most recent phone messages- "Favorite Healthcare stafffing" is paying $54.00/hr for all Med/Surg/Tele/and ED nurses for 8 week contracts to help the facilities hit by Hurricane Sandy." Does anyone find it strange that
these health care systems have money coming out of the woodwork when they need it? These healthcare systems are paying Favorite Healthcare staffing more than $54.00/hr for these nurses!!! And The Favorite Healthcare Staffing is pocketing a good chunk of change even @ a $54.00/hr pay rate.!!! Are we fed up yet nurses?????????????????????????????
Kool-aide all around. Bottoms up. I think we should have a "Pinocchio Day" all the administrations in healthcare should be mandated to walk around with Pinocchio noses on!
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