Can't find job as New grad RN in WA!! Please help~

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    I graduated from an ADN program and received my RN license last summer. I'm now in the RN to BSN program but finishing that up this coming June. I don't have any previous healthcare experience so I know that doesn't help but isn't there any hope with the BSN? I don't want to be unemployed after I graduate
    I have been searching for a job for several months now and applied to over 60 positions. I know the job market is tough right now, but is it impossible? I've also been to several interveiws that went GREAT...I was given a nickname, told I was perfect, etc etc...then I get a email saying I didn't get the position. After going through this over and over again..I really need some motivation!!
    I don't know what I'm doing wrong...
    I really want to find a position in a hospital setting but at this point...anything...sigh*
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    You may find that you need to put in a year at a SNF/LTC facility before any doors will open up to you. I hope things go better for you!
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    What hospitals have you applied at and would you be willing to work nights?
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    @tokmom~
    I've applied everywhere including Multicare, Swedish, Harborview, UW medicine, Highline Medical Center, St. Francis and St. Joe's, Valley Medical, Seattle Children's...the list just goes on...
    I am available to work any time of day especially nights....I am a night owl so that's generally when I'm wide awake except when I have to go to classes the next day...
    Do you have any advice?
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    @paddler~
    The SNF/LTC was something I looked into, but one of my close friend who graduated with me quit her job 2wks after working...I guess they left her with 20 patients after 1week of training...she asked to be trained longer, but they refused so it was too chaotic for her...she didn't want to put the patients in danger most importantly...
    I know every cite is different so I still looked into it, but couldn't find anything...
    I hope my search ends soon...I would really love to start my career!!
    Thanks for the advice though...
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    @tokmom~
    I've applied everywhere including Multicare, Swedish, Harborview, UW medicine, Highline Medical Center, St. Francis and St. Joe's, Valley Medical, Seattle Children's...the list just goes on...
    I am available to work any time of day especially nights....I am a night owl so that's generally when I'm wide awake except when I have to go to classes the next day...
    Do you have any advice?
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    @paddler~

    Thank you for the website info...Its very convenient instead of going to all the individual websites to search!! I will start using that from now on =)
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    Seattle Children's and UW probably won't even look at your application until you have a BSN. Have you looked outside of Seattle? I know Evergreen, Providence Everett, Tacoma General, Valley Medical, the VA and Overlake all hire new grads. Or maybe get a SNF/LTC job until you receive your BSN and more doors are opened?
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    I am also a newGrad searching for RN residency programs in WA. Seems like they only hire internally or previous SNs..


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