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Discouraged new/old grad

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I graduated with my ADN a little over a year ago and have yet to find a job. I live in the nyc area and I know its saturated with nurses but i am surprised that i have not even gotten a call back from a snf. I expected it to be hard to find a job in this area but over a year is a bit too much for me to handle. If anyone can point me in the direction of anyone hiring non experienced nurses please post.....all i want is to be a working nurse whether its through a agency, in a snf or acute care setting........ please help!!!!

Cuzhenrys

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If you don't mind $22/hr, try pioneer homecare in the bronx, I know it's below what an RN should get, but it's a good experience.its better than nothing I guess.

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42 Posts; 1,974 Profile Views

Thank You, yeah the pay sucks but I'll try because something is better than nothing at all....

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enroll in a BSN program. Why People are 1 year out with no job and NOT enrolled in an BSN program already is beyond me. If you were ALREADY in one and put that on your resume', I'm almost positive it would help!!

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mb1949 has 2 years experience and specializes in med surg home care PEDS.

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I graduated with my ADN a little over a year ago and have yet to find a job. I live in the nyc area and I know its saturated with nurses but i am surprised that i have not even gotten a call back from a snf. I expected it to be hard to find a job in this area but over a year is a bit too much for me to handle. If anyone can point me in the direction of anyone hiring non experienced nurses please post.....all i want is to be a working nurse whether its through a agency, in a snf or acute care setting........ please help!!!!

Cuzhenrys

don;t feel bad, I have an ADN, graduated in May 2010, will have my bsn in May of 2012 and still don;t have a steady job, even with a 3.9gpa, try some agencies, there are lots around, some are good, some not so good, I refuse to give up there are lots of people out of school 2 to 3 years with no steady job, my friend just got a job at a hospital were her mother works (for 23 years) and she has been trying to work there for 2 years, and she is per diem. The nursing shortage is a myth, it is like this everywhere. If you don;t know someone or get very lucky it is tough out there. Kind regret going to nursing school, quit a good paying job to follow a dream that ended up a nightmare/.

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mb1949 has 2 years experience and specializes in med surg home care PEDS.

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sorry will have my bsn in May 2013

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If one examines postings to this forum we can see there is some hiring going on. Indeed probably more than we know since not every RN peeps into Allnurses.com to talk about their business. However there is one indisputable fact; there simply is an over supply of newly licensed nurses and to an extent experiences RNs as well in NYC.

Hospitals are closing, inpatient census counts are down, funding/reimbursements are declining and or being reduced, large amounts of non-paid or under paid for "charity care" and so forth are shaking the NYC healthcare system to it's core. Changes wrought by "Obamacare" and the looming battles over federal funding aren't helping things either.

In 2011 over 127,000 new RNs became licensed in NYS ( see: NYS Nursing:Nursing Programs:RN NCLEX Results: 2008-2012), up from over 123,000 in 2010, and that number is higher still than for 2009 and so on. In short each year we see an increasing number of new nurses but one is going to guess there are no where near enough new grad spots to absorb each year's class.

For Manhattan area TOL hospitals hiring is even a tougher haul because everyone and their mother wants to work there. It is happy hunting season for NYP, Mount Sinai, NS-LIJ and the rest. They have their pick of not only local NYC/NYS nurses but those from Conn, NJ, and anywhere else in the United States.

Everyone keeps saying once the economy improves large numbers of experienced nurses will retire and or leave. I for one don't buy that for a moment. The past several years have taken a huge financial hit on many, and unless one has a very secure pension and vast sums saved to *retire* upon don't see many going anywhere anytime soon. Even if large number of experienced nurses do start leaving the greater the time between one's graduation/license issue without experience in the interval means often hospitals will chose a more recent graduate.

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