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Choices of an international nurse.

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Iam requesting for opinions from you my fellow nurses, am an international nurse and I have met all the requirements ready to start working, I've got my license to (RN) am wondering whether to look for a job in nursing homes/post acute centers or hospital (if I get a chance for an opening) what would be to pros and cons of a 'new gruduate' in those different places. Thank you. 

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BxRN718 has 7 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in ER/MS Tele/ Oncology.

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Hi ,

when I first started nursing in New York City I had a difficult time finding hospital based work due to facilities wanting experience .  My advice would be to apply to facilities and areas of your preferences first since some are lucky to get hired as new grads ( city hospitals tend to hire new grads more often) .  If you don’t hear back apply to nursing homes to get some experience under your belt to re-apply to facilities you want to work at.  Every specialty in the hospital has pros and cons , I preferred ER since it’s fast paced and the shift goes by quickly.  Some prefer pacu/ICU/or/cath lab since you deal with a certain amount of pt.  It’s all boils down to what setting you want to work in and what type of pace you can handle.  Much success in your job hunt . 

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On 5/6/2020 at 4:58 PM, BxRN718 said:

Hi ,

when I first started nursing in New York City I had a difficult time finding hospital based work due to facilities wanting experience .  My advice would be to apply to facilities and areas of your preferences first since some are lucky to get hired as new grads ( city hospitals tend to hire new grads more often) .  If you don’t hear back apply to nursing homes to get some experience under your belt to re-apply to facilities you want to work at.  Every specialty in the hospital has pros and cons , I preferred ER since it’s fast paced and the shift goes by quickly.  Some prefer pacu/ICU/or/cath lab since you deal with a certain amount of pt.  It’s all boils down to what setting you want to work in and what type of pace you can handle.  Much success in your job hunt . 

Thank you for your feed back. I'm in a nursing home waiting for an opening in the hospital.  Struggling with confidence thou! I dont know I don't know if it's normal! 

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