Columbus Ohio=no new grad rn jobs - page 2

by leaBSN

I'm a new grad RN( just passed boards a couple weeks ago). I went to school at Xavier University-graduated with my BSN in may, and relocated back to the columbus area.....one problem.....there is no new grad rn jobs I started... Read More


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    Quote from llhRN
    Mount Carmel is very likely to hire new grads, try finding the name of a manager and handing your resume and cover letter in in person. I worked for Mt Carmel for 2 years and in that time there were around 10 new grads hired to my unit alone (which was a small ICU). Don't lose hope but keep this in mind: the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting to yield different results. So be constantly upgrading your resume, have a different and professional cover letter for every single job, keep networking and literally ASK for the job you want.

    That being said, also apply to outlying hospitals. Try Dayton, Dayton childrens, Marion, Fairfield medical center in Lancaster, the VA in Chillicothe. Hope I helped a tiny bit.
    I did take my search outside the columbus area, including the dayton childrens and fairfield medical center. I have tried finding out managers on specific units at various hospitals, but their so damn secretive and give no information......

    Do you think i should just walk in to various units within the hospital asking for the nurse manager and delivering my resume?
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    No, don't just show up. Somebody once gave me this piece of advice: If you want to find the name of the nurse manager of a unit, call the hospital, say you were a patient on that unit and want to know who to address your Thank You letter to. From what I hear, it works like a charm!
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    Quote from llhRN
    No, don't just show up. Somebody once gave me this piece of advice: If you want to find the name of the nurse manager of a unit, call the hospital, say you were a patient on that unit and want to know who to address your Thank You letter to. From what I hear, it works like a charm!
    lol ok, i was like confused...i figured it would be a nusience and annoying to have a random nurse show up and give someone their resume. but that sounds like a good little trick, thank you! :-)
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    True, Cleveland Clinic is not the end-all of nursing But, the system is the largest employer of nurses. UH is the second largest. If those two aren't hiring, it makes a huge dent in the number of total available nursing positions. Not saying that an LTC or LTAC isn't worthy at all....just that there are now so many more people trying for those positions. It's not pretty.
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    Ohio is tough right now, just like everywhere else I had to work at a SNF for a year and a half to get experience to get into a hospital. Good luck with your search!!
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    Thanks everyone for the good luck wishes, I hope they will pay off :-)
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    DaVita in Ohio are training new nurses how to be hemodialysis RN's check out their website
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    I know that Mercy Medical and Aultman in Canton are hiring new grads. I know its about two hours from Columbus, but it's not a bad place to live and the hospitals are decent. Then you have Akron that has three major hospital systems right there (though i know Akron General is probably not the best bet). The jobs are there, but relocating might just have to be an option to get some experience.
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    I am a LPN that just graduated with my RN last August. It has taken me until now to just get my foot in the door for a hospital, and as an LPN I'm not from Ohio and had travel and hospital experience. I also worked for a subacute/high acquity LTAC. Right now there are tons of jobs at OSU, someone told me that when you do the online application click that you at least have 1yr exp or it kicks the application out. Also check out Regency Hospital or Select Speciality Hospital. They will help you get your yr exp and get a foot in the door and offer good training even up to learning how to put in PICC lines. It does help to know someone, but just keep trying. Another idea is possibly trying Adena Hosp in Chillocothe I did my clinical there it's a 30 minute drive but it's a really nice hospital now as big as the Columbus ones but again exp it what you need, and year should do it. Good luck!
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    I have heard you cannot get into OSU unless you know someone or graduated from their program. I applied to 7-10 jobs a month for 4 years and my applications got rejected instantly every time. I finally became good friends with a girl that worked there, put down her name on my application, had her mention me to her nurse manager, and BAM. Hired. Mind you this is a PCA position (I am a nursing student in Columbus) but it really is about WHO you know. Keep trying to network! I got my first health care job every because of two nurses I served while a waitress!


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