Does anyone know of any hospitals, community health agencies, long term care facilities, etc. in the D.C./northern Virginia/Maryland area hiring new grads right now? I'll graduate in December with a BSN and a strong resume but no nursing experience. I really wanted to work at Children's, or Georgetown, but judging from their online job postings, they are not hiring any more new grads right now.
Thanks for any information or ideas anyone has!
Sep 15, '09
Sibley Memorial Hospital is hiring new grads now and again. I'd call their HR office to see if they plan on hiring any over the winter.
Sep 17, '09
All the major hospitals here have new grad programs that start in Feb. I know georgetown currently has postings on their site for dec grads (its listed exactly as that, something like dec new grads) for their feb program. GW has one as well, but I don't know if they have a posting yet. For Washington Hospital center, get into their dream day. That is where they hire all of their new grads from! I would start applying ASAP. Like I've said in previous posts on the site, many of these programs fill up SUPER Fast. I had my job for August lined up in April.
Sep 17, '09
Actually, I just looked on georgetowns website and didn't see the postings anymore. I know when I looked a few days ago they had them up for Dec and one for a spring grad class. I would call them and ask them. They are really good at answering the phone and answering questions!
Sep 17, '09
I'd suggest calling up the managers and nurse recruiters--the websites are useless in most cases. Good luck!
Oct 21, '09
I know Children's will be hiring a lot of new grads this January-at least 25 for the ICU's alone. We just received a significant amount of money and will be expanding our new ICU unit by renovating an old one and increasing by about 13-22 beds...we are hiring new grads ahead of time so that they will be off orientation (6 months long) and experienced by the time the newly renovated unit is open. We will also be hiring about 25 new grads next June as well.
Oct 21, '09
That's great news!! I've actually already applied to positions in each of the ICU units, once I saw them posted last week... I'll keep on checking the openings for other positions too.
Nov 14, '09
SanCap, I noticed you recently started working at the Children's Hospital at their PICU. I am having an interview there and was wondering if you have any tips how I can get better prepared for the interview with the unit manager. Also, I was wondering what the format of the interview is. Is it scenario type questions or more like what, how, when etc...
Nov 21, '09
Does anyone have any other ideas of where to apply? I've applied to Children's, Georgetown, Virginia Hospital Center, Washington Hospital Center, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist... and I'm probably forgetting a couple. I love pediatrics and have been really discouraged to not get an interview with Children's
but I still have a couple applications open there, so I guess it isn't too late. But I also don't mind working in *any* area and hopefully one day transitioning into peds. I've applied to every kind of nursing position, as you can see. Are there any hospitals or long term care facilities in the DC area that I'm missing? I'm not from around there, so I know there are some I just haven't found yet.
Nov 21, '09
Amy12 - don't panic. Do you have your license yet, or are you still in school? It's tough to open doors when you're from o-o-s (out-of-state). It's not impossible, but... it can be challenging. If you're still in school, when do you graduate? When do you take your NCLEX? Send me a private message and I can help you through it. If you're really serious about getting hired in DC, perhaps you should buy a ticket after you take your NCLEX, so you might have your license in hand...? I'm a new grad, from o-o-s, and I just went through it, and would be glad to give you advice somewhat more privately. Send me a private message via allnurses and I'll help you through it.
Nov 22, '09
Well, I can't figure out how to send a message on here, haha. Oh well-- thank you for the reply. I'm graduating in 3 weeks, so I guess I'll be taking the NCLEX in January or February? Cause I have to wait until my final transcripts are sent to the DC board of nursing before I can apply for licensure, right? I've applied to about 20 positions, I think, and some have been filled by other candidates but I guess I have about a dozen still open. How did you go about finding a job in DC? Did you wait till you had your license? If you'd rather private message me, I can probably figure out how to reply to that, haha. Thank you!
Nov 22, '09
DON'T wait until you have your license to apply!!!!!!!!!!!!! The next programs here start in feb and then the next one wont be until april or the summer...you don't want to go that long without a job after graduation. Apply now and call, call CALL, HR until you get ahold of someone. Trust me, that is practically the only way to find out anything. If you wait for them to call you, you will never hear anything. I have a friend who works at georgetown and he mentioned that the HR there turned down 1000 applicants. You have to do anything you can to get your name in the mix. If you are interested in washington hospital center (I work there), then I highly recommend signing up for dream day. A lot of the times people interview that same day. I know my unit is already interviewing for the feb positions. I moved here from florida so am not TOO familiar when any other hospitals, but if you have any questiosn about WHC let me know!
Nov 23, '09
Don't forget Holy Cross in Silver Spring MD - just right over the DC line and right off the beltway - I live in DC and work at HC. I'm pretty sure they still have new grad positions on their website www.holycrosshealth.org
. Good luck!!
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