December new grad in Southern California with job offer!

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    ADN december 11' new grad here. I've just been offered a spot in a new grad ER residency! I didn't even state that I was interested in ER because I didn't think I had a chance, but I guess the manager saw something in me. Perhaps my med/surg LVN experience helped? I'm excited about breaking into critical care as a new grad ADN. Glad I didn't take loans out for the BSN program I almost attended.

    This is my second job offer in southern california, and I still have one more interview to go to. There are jobs out there, but the key is to get any kind of experience and NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK. The guys in my class who worked as techs already have jobs.
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    Congrats - that is so great! April grad here; planning on applying to Residency programs all over the state. I really know how to hit the pavement and look good on paper so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. ER nursing, what a way to start a career (my dream job). Congrats again!
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    Thank you for your comment. It is very inspiring to hear that it's possible. I'm relocating to Ventura County in July, and most people make getting a job with the ADN seem impossible.

    Would you mind sharing where you found a job? I would be interested in knowing which hospitals are willing to take ADN nurses.

    Thanks so much!


    Quote from ProgressiveThinking
    ADN december 11' new grad here. I've just been offered a spot in a new grad ER residency! I didn't even state that I was interested in ER because I didn't think I had a chance, but I guess the manager saw something in me. Perhaps my med/surg LVN experience helped? I'm excited about breaking into critical care as a new grad ADN. Glad I didn't take loans out for the BSN program I almost attended.

    This is my second job offer in southern california, and I still have one more interview to go to. There are jobs out there, but the key is to get any kind of experience and NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK. The guys in my class who worked as techs already have jobs.
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    Hello, you really have reasons.
    there always a lot of job openings, but we must have some kind of talents, or experiences.... and we would never worry about job problem.


    Quote from ProgressiveThinking
    ADN december 11' new grad here. I've just been offered a spot in a new grad ER residency! I didn't even state that I was interested in ER because I didn't think I had a chance, but I guess the manager saw something in me. Perhaps my med/surg LVN experience helped? I'm excited about breaking into critical care as a new grad ADN. Glad I didn't take loans out for the BSN program I almost attended.

    This is my second job offer in southern california, and I still have one more interview to go to. There are jobs out there, but the key is to get any kind of experience and NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK. The guys in my class who worked as techs already have jobs.
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    Quote from ProgressiveThinking
    ADN december 11' new grad here. I've just been offered a spot in a new grad ER residency! I didn't even state that I was interested in ER because I didn't think I had a chance, but I guess the manager saw something in me. Perhaps my med/surg LVN experience helped? I'm excited about breaking into critical care as a new grad ADN. Glad I didn't take loans out for the BSN program I almost attended.
    Considering how bad the market is out here plus the fact that nearly every facility wants a BSN, you've achieved quite the accomplishment! I would guess that your LVN experience was a big factor in it--even though it's not RN experience it is bona-fide nursing experience which pushes you ahead of your average new grad.

    One thing though...don't be surprised if the hospital that hired you nudges you to complete your BSN. But now you can take a RN-BSN program part-time and online (or in-person if you prefer) to go at your own pace and without accruing massive student loans

    Best of luck in your new job!
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    Pls do share any advice u can for new grads :-/


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