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Hey guys I am looking for nursing agencies who hires new grads. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Most staffing agencies are for experienced nurses that require no training, orientation or support

Hi, I've seen a few ads for new grads for Five star staffing, White Glove, and advanced medical staffing. The only one I've dealt with was advanced medical and they have had open houses for new grad RN's in the past. I hope this helps. Good luck!

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Some of the agencies that also do private duty/shift home care nursing hire new grads. But protect yourself and ensure you will receive training and orientation.

soon2bnycmhnp

Specializes in None (as yet).

Most staffing agencies are for experienced nurses that require no training, orientation or support

thanks a lot for your feedback

soon2bnycmhnp

Specializes in None (as yet).

Some of the agencies that also do private duty/shift home care nursing hire new grads. But protect yourself and ensure you will receive training and orientation.

thank you

White glove community care has a preceptor program for new grads. It's a one week class and then they place you with a case after you shadow a nurse for a few shifts. I lucked out and the case that I was shadowing liked me so much and requested me as their daytime nurse (pediatric). Look into white glove! Free health insurance for full time employees.

Nurse King

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

White glove community care has a preceptor program for new grads. It's a one week class and then they place you with a case after you shadow a nurse for a few shifts. I lucked out and the case that I was shadowing liked me so much and requested me as their daytime nurse (pediatric). Look into white glove! Free health insurance for full time employees.

Nurse King

That's not a facility staffing agency. You cannot precept new grads in an agency setting. Your description sounds like private duty home care and it's possible if extensive orientation and precepting is offered. Community care is not staffing agency but extended shift home care

That's the name of my agency. Yes, it's Homecare based but still an agency and is not private duty. It was a class that was one week on trach and vent care. This person was asking for agency an that hires new grads, and my agency does.

Never did they say they wanted a facility agency.

Nurse King

FYI they do preceptor training for new grads every month if you are interested. It's a great way to get your feet wet!

Nurse King

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

That's the name of my agency. Yes, it's Homecare based but still an agency and is not private duty. It was a class that was one week on trach and vent care. This person was asking for agency an that hires new grads, and my agency does.

Never did they say they wanted a facility agency.

Nurse King

Just so you are aware on current terminology home health is intermittent skilled nursing visits, generally falls under medicare but not always (such as experienced OB nurses that do postpartum home visits that's not Medicare but still skilled home nurse). Nurses that work with patients (most commonly pediatric and young adult) in the home or school environment providing 1:1 skilled nursing care (possibly seizure management, GT/JT feeds, respiratory care up to high tech trach/vent or even TPN & infusion management) for extended care shifts anywhere from 4 to 16 hours are considered private duty nurses. Both skilled home health & private duty generally work for an agency whether White Glove, Maxim, Bayada or a hospital based agency. Agency nurses refers to staffing agencies, generally temporary staffing of facilities and require skilled experienced nurses.

That said, kudos to you for securing a job that sounds like you found not only decent training (sadly not common in private duty/home health ) but you seem to have the skills and personality for a patient family to request you join their child's nursing team! Clearly you are happy with your scenario if you are willing to post your experiences share the potential opportunity with others.

One caveat with new grads doing trach/vent straight away with only a week's training (I'm guessing the week was followed up by working with an experienced preceptor nurse?) while there are some new grad nurses that can easily absorb the complex information and be successful to work independently; not everyone can. If you need extra training & support you are not a failure; you're smart enough to ask for help.

As a new grad be sure to speak up if you feel you need additional training or precepting before working independently with medically complex pediatric clients. There's nothing wrong with asking for help or clarification. The clinical educators can't help you if you don't ask. Some new grads are too afraid to ask for extra training or clarification. You can't learn unless you ask.

You are 100 percent correct. Yes you must be confident to do Homecare nursing. I'm very lucky that I have a case coordinator that is easily reachable if I have any questions, and the child's mom is very hands on and isn't intimidating if I have any questions.

I wouldn't have taken the gig without a class first. You barely touch all of these subjects in nursing school and I def needed a refresher course. I shadowed a nurse for three shifts (the night nurse) and she was awesome in slowly going over everything with me. I was extremely lucky that they asked me to be their nurse because at this point I was now well aware of my patient and her plan of care so it was pretty smooth sailing and I'm pretty confident in my skills.

As for being a new grad, any way you slice it, it's risky. You have to trust your instinct before you take any job. I was offered a private case beforehand but I rejected it because the child had many medical issues and I wasn't going to get any training. Not only was I putting mg license at risk but I felt that child's life would be at risk because I wasn't confident or prepared to handle that case.

Thanks for the kind works BeachyNurse and the insight too. Nice to meet you!

Nurse King

soon2bnycmhnp

Specializes in None (as yet).

THank you, may I have a contact email or number please