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This is a discussion on New GRAD... ADN ... someone please help in Texas Nursing, part of United States Nursing ... I ahve an ADN and moved to the DFW area to find a job... no one down here will hire me.. I think...by shousenga Aug 21, '12I ahve an ADN and moved to the DFW area to find a job... no one down here will hire me.. I think they just toss my resumes.. HCA and a few other hospital finally told me they only will look at BSN's.. I am out of options does anyone have any ideas for me on hwere to go to get my first nursing job.. student loans are coming due.. HELP I am desperate.. there is not even a nursing home job in this area for a new grad.
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- Aug 23, '12 by perioddramaJoin the unemployed new grad club.
Make sure your resume stands out. Volunteer.
Network network network!
While you are still applying to nursing jobs, if your bills/loans are looming over you, try to find other ways to make money - waitress, babysit, other jobs.
- Actually, I have decided to walk away from everything and give up.
- Aug 24, '12 by IrishIzRNQuote from shousengaIf you are willing to just walk away this wasn't the career for you.Actually, I have decided to walk away from everything and give up.
Otherwise, go back and get your BSN. The loans will go back into deferment. There are a ton of online programs that you can do while working any job you can find.
- Aug 24, '12 by TheCommuterI am also in the DFW area.
Are you willing to work somewhere other than a major acute care hospital? Everybody and their mother wants to work at major hospitals, but many settings outside the hospital are willing to take chances on hiring new grads. Nursing homes, hospices, clinics, home health, private duty agencies, psychiatric facilities, and specialty rehab hospitals all hire new nurses in the DFW area. You simply need to be persistent and walk in during business hours to apply in person.
The DFW area has been flooded with way too many new nurses for the past three years. Without experience, getting into a major hospital is an ultra competitive process.
- I am assuming you have a job and have a way to pay your rent and are not starving and on the point of living in a box on the side of a road!
- I would love to work outside the corporate hospital, I can't find anything there either
- I am just a good a nurse as a BSN, I chose not to go that route because I didn't want to place my self further into debt, I should not have to get my BSN I have taken and passed the same boards as your precious BSN's. I am ready to go and sit on the corner of the medical district with a sign that pleads my case.Last edit by shousenga on Aug 24, '12
- and I am out of student loan money, it is not a bottomless well. at this point I don't care the loans can go into default, this is what we get with Large corporate hospitals like HCA.
- Aug 24, '12 by TheCommuterQuote from shousengaI work at an acute rehabilitation facility that has hired multiple brand new nurses over the past year. Some of the new grads work out and thrive at their jobs, whereas others flounder. This is a national chain of facilities with locations all over the DFW metroplex.I would love to work outside the corporate hospital, I can't find anything there either