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Are there any hospitals hiring new Grads

Putter Putter (New) New

Specializes in RN Home Care Case Manager.

I hear about this nursing shortage and it makes me sick to my stomach. I have lots or friends who are graduating and do not have jobs. Yet I am a nurse who works at a hospital that is always short staffed, and lately has not been so safe for the patients. Hospitals used to hire new grads at least on a med/surg unit and now they won't even hire. Nursing shortage my ***. It is so frustrating as a nurse who has a job. I can only imagine the frustrations that those who graduated in May of 2009, and still do not have jobs.

Angeljho, MSN, NP

Specializes in Mental Health Nursing.

I interviewed with a staffing agency not too long ago. The interviewer said, in these exact words "Hospitals are not hiring any new grads at the moment." My mouth dropped. I am seriously rethinking nursing as a career because I didn't go to school just so I can say I have a degree and a license. And people are telling me that it takes up to 6 months to find a job, but I find that ridiculous. And it's not that I'm being impatient but we all have to think about our futures. There are even experienced nurses who are having a hard time finding a job; so nothing is guaranteed. Maybe I'll look into culinary arts. *sigh*

BrnEyedGirl, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN

Specializes in Cardiac, ER.

I'm in Missouri,....my hospital hires new grads,.....my dept hired 17 from the last class.

Psqrd

Specializes in Cardiac/ED.

It's not good enough just to have the license as the competition is heating up for the few new grad jobs that become available. My manager speaks with the clinical instructors and asks who is the best and that is who she is recruiting.

The other issue at hand when I graduated a year and a half ago is that new grad positions are seasonal...what I mean by that is the people in my class that started applying about a month from graduation got jobs..the ones that decided to wait didn't.

So my advice is try and do the best that you can...while working floors make those contacts with managers and get your name and face known to them. Try and work as many floors as you can, even if it's not the floor you want to work on... you can do it for a year and then move on to what you want.

Good luck,

P2

I graduated in May 2009 and have been fortunate to have a job in Long Term Care making more than in a hospital. I have hopes of working in a hospital and talked with a nursing recruiter for a large health care corporation with several hospitals in WI. She said that with the economy they are not hiring new grads because of the cost involved to train new nurses. Most of us that graduated are working in nursing homes. Nursing positions are being posted but are only going to nurses that already have experience. I thought the purpose of school was to prepare students to be ready to work as nurses. I worked as an LPN my last year of school in a nursing home so that when I graduated I could say I have experience but the nurse recruiter said that long term care doesn't count. I think hospitals need to be educated on nursing experience in long term care.

Yes! I've had 4 interviews for new grad positions in 3 nyc hospitals (Yes, twice in the same hospital for 2 different positions!!)! Sadly, I did not get any of them. But the managers and recruiters have told me that they hire "competitive new grads"... high GPAs, externship experience, the likes... Just network for now. How I wish I got over being really shy. Chummy up to the nurse managers both in the unit you're working in and the units you have clinicals in (especially during your preceptorship rotation). It wouldn't hurt to hand them your resume if you're interested in their unit.

Best of luck to you! Just double the effort... You have a nice head start since you frequent this site! (How I wish I did the same last year!)

Angeljho, MSN, NP

Specializes in Mental Health Nursing.

Yes! I've had 4 interviews for new grad positions in 3 nyc hospitals (Yes, twice in the same hospital for 2 different positions!!)! Sadly, I did not get any of them. But the managers and recruiters have told me that they hire "competitive new grads"... high GPAs, externship experience, the likes... Just network for now. How I wish I got over being really shy. Chummy up to the nurse managers both in the unit you're working in and the units you have clinicals in (especially during your preceptorship rotation). It wouldn't hurt to hand them your resume if you're interested in their unit.

Best of luck to you! Just double the effort... You have a nice head start since you frequent this site! (How I wish I did the same last year!)

Which hospitals did you interview for?

I interviewed with a staffing agency not too long ago. The interviewer said, in these exact words "Hospitals are not hiring any new grads at the moment." My mouth dropped. I am seriously rethinking nursing as a career because I didn't go to school just so I can say I have a degree and a license. And people are telling me that it takes up to 6 months to find a job, but I find that ridiculous. And it's not that I'm being impatient but we all have to think about our futures. There are even experienced nurses who are having a hard time finding a job; so nothing is guaranteed. Maybe I'll look into culinary arts. *sigh*

Don't take what one person said and run with it...surely there are also other avenues. If the economy is the issue,

then in culinary arts, people also have to spend money going out to eat( which can become pretty pricey).Ask around your area and be sure first.

Which hospitals did you interview for?

Sent you private message. :) Anyone who seriously needs to know, just pm me. :) Privacy and all...

MedSurgeMess

Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, educator.

I graduated in May 2009 and have been fortunate to have a job in Long Term Care making more than in a hospital. I have hopes of working in a hospital and talked with a nursing recruiter for a large health care corporation with several hospitals in WI. She said that with the economy they are not hiring new grads because of the cost involved to train new nurses. Most of us that graduated are working in nursing homes. Nursing positions are being posted but are only going to nurses that already have experience. I thought the purpose of school was to prepare students to be ready to work as nurses. I worked as an LPN my last year of school in a nursing home so that when I graduated I could say I have experience but the nurse recruiter said that long term care doesn't count. I think hospitals need to be educated on nursing experience in long term care.

I have worked LTC and med-surg..... not even remotely the same. Very different levels of practice.

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