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CoronaVirus and getting a job in a hospital

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Do you think that with coronavirus being a pandemic it will affect that nurses trying to get a job in a hospital? Are hospitals open to hiring?
would love to hear from nurse manager, HR or anyone involved in the hiring process.

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I'm in the same boat as you. I'm trying to find a nursing job, and I see that most positions are asking for a year or two of recent experience. I've been off the floor for two years and trying to reenter the nursing profession.

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I've heard of at least one hospital in NYC that cancelled their new grad nurse residency program due to coronavirus. 😔 I'm not sure what other hospitals are doing, but it seems like we may be waiting a while since they're focused on training their own staff to deal with the pandemic & getting the resources they need

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I’ve been hearing rumors that say the hospitals don’t have the resources to train new grads right now because they are using all of their nurses to fight the Coronavirus

Would be great if someone in the hiring position for hospitals give some insight.

It’s sad that now there is a huge nurse shortage but they only want experienced nurses.

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1 hour ago, dellaluna said:

I've heard of at least one hospital in NYC that cancelled their new grad nurse residency program due to coronavirus. 😔 I'm not sure what other hospitals are doing, but it seems like we may be waiting a while since they're focused on training their own staff to deal with the pandemic & getting the resources they need

do you know which hospital that was?

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2 hours ago, sendhelp said:

do you know which hospital that was?

Yes, it was New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell's new graduate ER residency. Two of my friends applied & received emails this week that they cancelled the program

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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3 hours ago, SueRN said:

It’s sad that now there is a huge nurse shortage but they only want experienced nurses.

As with many things, the nursing shortage can't be generalized to the entire country. There are indeed pockets of shortages, but there are also pockets of surpluses as well.

As for why they want experienced nurses, experienced nurses take so much less time to get up and running than a new grad. The areas that need help need it ASAP, not in 3 months or more when the new grad is ready to be off orientation.

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Hospitals lose money hiring new grads....right?

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1 hour ago, Rose_Queen said:

As with many things, the nursing shortage can't be generalized to the entire country. There are indeed pockets of shortages, but there are also pockets of surpluses as well.

As for why they want experienced nurses, experienced nurses take so much less time to get up and running than a new grad. The areas that need help need it ASAP, not in 3 months or more when the new grad is ready to be off orientation.

I agree. At this point the hospitals are putting all of their efforts to fight the virus and not really thinking about training new nurses. I’ve been seeing new graduates talking about how hard it is to get into a hospital especially now. I empathize because I once was a new nurse and know how they feel.

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35 minutes ago, CinLeo42 said:

Hospitals lose money hiring new grads....right?

I wouldn’t totally say they loose money. It’s like investing in someone and get a return. So they train the nurse and the nurse has to stay for a certain period of time. Reasons why most hospitals make new nurses sign a 2 contract or offer a sign on bonus. However, there is a lot of resources and efforts that go into training a new nurse. It’s a win win on both sides.

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Oh OK. I’ve been off floor for two years. Do they see me as a nurse need to train again?

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I just passed NCLEX in February and have been applying for jobs for so long now. I already had one job decline me in my phone interview because she said that they simply do not have the time and funds to train a new grad. Then another hospital emailed me stating their Summer residency program is on hold but if it I s safe to do so then they might conduct interviews later, so basically that might not happen. I am unemployed, my dad just lost his job, and I am feeling pretty hopeless. Today I gave in and applied to long term care facilities, which I really do not want. I regret that choice because I already received a call for an interview, and I feel conflicted. I almost dont want the interview because deep down I know I dont want LTC, but on the other hand, its a difficult time to get hired in a hospital and I need to help my family. What a crazy time to be a new grad. So many friends of mine not in the field don't understand because they see that nurses are in extremely high demand, but its for experienced nurses, not for anyone like me.

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