Hi All! I'm a new associate degree nurse grad from Sinclair Community College in Dayton Ohio. I passed NCLEX in June, about a month ago. Since then, I've applied for several positions with OSU, Mt Carmel, and Ohio Health networks. I'm moving to Columbus at the end of August, but haven't gotten any bites. A Mt Carmel HR representative did call me to tell me that they are having a hard time getting hiring managers to look at associate degree nurse applications right now and to try back after I enroll in an RN to BSN program in the fall for possibly an opportunity. I'm getting very discouraged as I have a 3.8 GPA as well as a strong work history. I applied down here in Dayton and am willing to commute if I have to, but I really don't want to. I received calls for 6 interviews within a week from Dayton area hospitals. My question is, is this typical for Columbus? Should I keep waiting or move on to Dayton opportunities? As I mentioned, I'm moving at the end of August and I would like to have steady income asap. Thank you!
Most of the larger hospitals and systems are looking for BSN prepared nurses.
Keep trying at Ohio Health. OH will hire new grad ADNs, but it's notoriously hard to get your foot in the door there. (Took me a few applications). Look on their web site for the Med/Surg Fellowship postings. They hire several fellowship classes each year. OH does have a requirement that ADNs obtain a BSN within 5 years of hire. Just keep trying.