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Competition in Clinic Jobs?

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kmreid kmreid (New) New

I am contemplating getting a BSN, but before I devote the time and money in it, I was wondering if there is high competition in a clinic setting as far as jobs go? I realize that many grads have to start out in less than desirable positions (which is expected in many jobs), but I suppose that some of those positions may be in reference to hospital related jobs? How many of you have had interest in going into a clinic to work, and is it something that will take years to achieve? I am trying to make sure that I am being realistic about things before I go back to college for a 2nd degree.

From what I have read on here recently, there is a greater number of nurses than what the general public is led to believe, and since there seems to be an overabundance of nurses according to some of you, I don't want to add to the problem.

melizerd, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/surg, Onc.

I suppose it depends on the area but here clinics don't often hirer new grads. So until you have a year or two under your belt in either a hospital or LTC. Those day time, no weekend jobs don't go to the new people.

Thank you so much for the response! That's completely understandable.

Hello. I work in a urology clinic. I got the job about 1.5 years into being an RN. Right now I have an ADN not BSN. I started in a hospital (still work there per diem). In terms of getting the clinic job, it said BSN preferred but I applied anyways and got the job. The clinic has a nicer schedule than the hospital but I work 12 hour days at the clinic too. I find the clinic to be pretty monotonous in all honesty. I think if you find a specialty you really love however, this can help make the clinic more enjoyable for you. I think job competition and such truly depends on your location. Where I live (buffalo NY) I have had no issues.

Hello. I work in a urology clinic. I got the job about 1.5 years into being an RN. Right now I have an ADN not BSN. I started in a hospital (still work there per diem). In terms of getting the clinic job, it said BSN preferred but I applied anyways and got the job. The clinic has a nicer schedule than the hospital but I work 12 hour days at the clinic too. I find the clinic to be pretty monotonous in all honesty. I think if you find a specialty you really love however, this can help make the clinic more enjoyable for you. I think job competition and such truly depends on your location. Where I live (buffalo NY) I have had no issues.

Ideally, I would love to work at our local OB/GYN clinic, but I am open to a couple of different specialties.

The biggest thing that worries me is the thought of having to work for the hospital in my area. It isn't known for treating its employees very well, and it is just generally a crappy hospital (anyone in the area will scoff when you mention it). I am hoping that I can get my time in anywhere else but there. I would even drive to a couple of other hospitals that are 30-45 minutes away if I had to. Of course, things can change, and hopefully they do between now and then!

Thank you very much for your insight and good luck at the urology clinic! :-)