Finally got a position!


  • Specializes in Pysch, Corrections, MedSurg.

After 3 months of searching, and searching, and searching..I finally was given the opportunity to work per-diem on the med/surg & step down unit.:yeah: I am soooo excited b/c I really didn't think that I was EVER going to get a job due to the economy. Now, that I've accepted a position, I am having mixed emotions that come with being a new R.N. :eek::nuke::barf02: and I haven't even started yet. Does the feeling ever go away? So any new nurses got any advice for a newbie??? I am open to any suggestions from all. :bow:

I feel good about this hosp b/c they believe in being a "TEAM" which they stress very highly but they also say b/c they are a very small hosp (it is only 25 beds) they hold their nurses to higher standards. They truly believe in alot of training for their which they will pay to send you or will hold on their campus grounds. I've already been told that I must be ACLS, PALS and Telemetry certified all within 6 months to a year. :uhoh21:

Thank you for listening,


Specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 10 years experience.



Just keep your mouth shut and your opinions to yourself. If you are asking a question make sure that not a syllable can be interpreted as sassy.

And enjoy. Most nurses want you to succeed.


630 Posts

Congrats! Hopefully, they will pair you up with a mentor on your shift. They want you to succeed. Don't be afraid to ask questions, especially as a rookie. They want to know you are interested in your job and want to do your best. Also, don't worry about being per diem. The fact you are on the floor will give you higher preference when a permanent job opens up! Your persistence paid off - good for you NYR08!


Specializes in Emergency. Has 21 years experience.

Congrats on the new job.

Like Smile123 said, ask questions. Have fun and remember that you're learning.


75 Posts

Congrats!!!! my friend is a new grad in NYC (Im guessing that's where you are from from your name) and can't get an interview despite the fact she speaks fluent spanish.

I'm in my 3rd week. Its going well, I have a real nice preceptor. That's really the key to enjoying the 1st year. Don't hesitate to ask questions either. Concentrate on organizing your day, and getting the correct documentation in. Don't worry too much about the procedures, you'll pretty much be able to anything by the 3rd time you have a chance to do it.

Nurseismade RN

379 Posts

Conggratulations...sounds like a fantastic opportunity for a new grad.:yeah:


2 Posts

Congrats! I am a new grad as well but graduated in June and got let go from my first job. Now i am having extreme difficulty looking for a new position considering it has been almost 9 months since my graduating and i lost a little confidence from being fired from my first job even though I felt good about my progress and improvement and did not see my termination coming. Any helpful hints for finding a job in this economy.


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Specializes in psychiatry. Has 1 years experience.

I graduated in December 2008 and I am finding now there is a hiring freeze on for grad nurses. I am glad I have other talents from which to earn a living. This was totally unexpected. Some of my grad friends are working, many are not.


57 Posts

Congratulations! It's nice to see at least some people are finding positions. I am not really crazy about my job but I don't take it for granted for one second... I know I'm lucky to even have one. Good luck!

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