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- by Dee_RN Apr 7, '11I have been out of school since Aug 2010, and I have yet to find a hospital job. I don't know what to do ?? I have filled out numerous applications, I have called every nurse recruiter, and HR department and still I am no closer to getting a job in a hospital. Since I can't find employment in a hospital, I am currently working in a LTAC setting trying to gain some experience. I truly believe it is not what you know, but who you know to get into any hospital. I am so ready to pick up and move because I am so frustrated with the way my job search has been going. Is there any other nurse who feels like me? What should I do to make myself look more appealing to the hospitals? I need help IMMEDIATELY!!!!!
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- Apr 7, '11 by birdie22it's the job market - not you. i know its hard not to become frustrated, but all it takes is that one application to get the job. i suggest revamping your resume. what you have doesnt seem to be getting you noticed - change it up a bit, different layout, different key words, etc. try listing your clinical info if you dont already and be specific about the units and the work you did in clinical. i think its helpful for the employer to understand what clinical experience you do have - however limited it is. good luck and dont give up!!
- Apr 8, '11 by ejacobs08where are you located? that may be a factor
- Apr 26, '11 by Dee_RNThanks birdie22, It is just so aggravating to be turned down sooooooo often!!
- Apr 26, '11 by Dee_RNQuote from Ejacobs08I live in Cleveland. And I am surrounded by nursing schools, that is probably the problem. Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs are producing nurses at a very high rate!where are you located? that may be a factor
- May 17, '11 by illidan01I am having the SAME PROBLEM!!! I graduated June, 2010 with passing the NCLEX in July, 2010! It doesn't help I am a more 'mature" RN on a second career! I have put in over a hundred applications with a big fat ZERO! I even tried Critical Care Fellowship and could not get in because it was to "competitive". My GPA was fine and I have experience with PICCS, Vent/Trach..etc. I had to take a job as a new grad in Home Health Care - disaster! Nothing like learning all your critical skills on YOUR OWN in someone's home! The hours are endless with having to do post-op care and taking care of regular clients - ends up being a 21hr shift and more with no compensation. What is it about Columbus that you can't get a job?! Who do you have to contract to get a job? I have restructured my resume to bring out current skill level. I do understand your frustration. I have even heard of nurses taking a job at Cleveland Clinic and renting hotel rooms for a few days and then traveling back to Columbus!
- May 17, '11 by ScottE,RNGet a BSN. Most hospitals in this area are Magnet hospitals and are only hiring BSN nurses for the most part.
- May 17, '11 by illidan01Quote from ScottEThank You ScottE for the quick response! I do have my BSN. I had to take on another position in the hospital to stay connected in some fashion, but it is not a nursing position.Get a BSN. Most hospitals in this area are Magnet hospitals and are only hiring BSN nurses for the most part.
- May 17, '11 by ScottE,RNQuote from illidan01Ah I was referring to the OP. The Cleveland job market for Nurses isn't that bad from what I've seen. Although most of the openings are for experienced nurses with BSN's though.Thank You ScottE for the quick response! I do have my BSN. I had to take on another position in the hospital to stay connected in some fashion, but it is not a nursing position.
- May 19, '11 by NicuGalHave to agree with Scott...the big 3 are Magnet and want BSNs. They have to maintain a certain percentage of BSN in the hospital to keep the Magnet status.