When I graduated in May, the hospitals were telling us to look for jobs in LTC to get experience before moving on to the hopitals. The frustrating thing is the LTC are not hiring new grads. They want at least one year of experience preferably in acute care.
Acute care is telling us to get experience in LTC before applying and LTC is requiring acute care experience. Is that a parodox?
I have found through my job search that everbody, except private duty nursing, is requiring at least one year of acute care experience even to get an interview. I have tried, home care, hospitals, clinics, LTC, every place that I can think of in the central Wisconsin area for a job. I do understand the market is tight rigt now, but for years we heard about the nursing shortage. The nursing shortage only seems to apply to those with experience. I get job announcement daily for experienced positions. Employers are desperate for experienced nurses.
My questions is.... How do new nurses get experience without being able to get a job?