Does anyone know where a new grad can find a job in the PB or Broward area?

U.S.A. Florida


Specializes in Nursing & Rehab.


I just recently passed the boards in October, and I am having a hard time finding a job. Sent out plenty resumes to different companies, I have not gotten a positive response.:uhoh3::uhoh3: Most places are asking for one year experience that of which I do not have. The only experience that I have is my one year clinical experience in school. I am so eager to work and to utilizes the skills that I have been taught. But no one will give me the chance. Does anyone know of any place that will take on a new grad in the Palm beach or broward area, even the Miami area. Any help will be greatly appreciated.



If you don't mind the commute..I believe that the VA hospital in wet palm beach is hiring an LPN. It's for hospice...they have great benefits from what I heard.

As for the my past if I lacked experience requirement I would typically attach a letter stating why I think they should hire me based on experiences in other areas and great willingness to learn. This has worked for me many times even landing me a job which a person typically requires a masters degree in psychology.

You can gain experience in other ways through volunteering, taking continuing education classes that show you are a avid learner (preventing med errors), attending lectures and workshops.....all these things will make you stand out and generally are interesting and definitely very beneficial.

In this economy it's very much a who you know and networking to find jobs. If you have a family member of friends in health care ask them! Lots of times people working somewhere may know about a opening before it's even listed.

Maybe try a staffing service too?

Specializes in Nursing & Rehab.

Thanks runsondunkin, I really appreciate the advice.:up::up:

Specializes in NICU, Med Surg, Tele.

Holy Cross in ft. lauderdale has a nurse residency program that is posted now and Martin Memorial in Stuart, FL hires new grads. Both require 2 year contracts. Good luck.

Holly cross only hire BSN for their program....i am out of luck.

Is there a nursing temp agency in your area? In my area some of the temp agencies - like CSI nurseworld - will send you out PRN even if you are a new grad. It's a way to earn some money and use your skills while you get practice. Also - while you are doing that - you could volunteer one day a week at the hospital where you most want to be hired, to make connections and get experience. You'd probably only be allowed to volunteer to do "candy-striper" kind of work, but it's a way to get to know people at the hospital.

And be open to any kind of nursing job, at any facility, at this point - in this economy, your first job probably will not be your dream job. Once you get experience you will be far more hireable.

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