Should new grads only apply for new grad jobs? - page 2

I am still a student but I've been browsing for current RN openings in my area just out of curiosity. Almost every posting states "no new grads" or "no new grad program available". So my... Read More

  1. by   BrandonB779
    I find it quite interesting that alot of hospitals will specify jobs (especially with alot of the applications online now) that like "New Grads Not Accepted, or Will Not Be Considered" but then others that have no indication of it on the application and when it gets submitted they call back saying sorry not experienced enough. I dont know if its just regional around here in New England but alot of places I've heard from people dont like to hire new grads, and even some Med/Surg places are being sticklers about it, and some people without experience are going straight into Nursing Home or other sub acute areas for practice.
  2. by   citylights89
    I know I'm reviving an old thread, but this is a good one.

    I also have a question. Did you apply to these jobs after or prior to licensure? And did the non-new grad RN jobs offer a reasonable orientation process? I know each place is different, but I'm just trying to get a feel for what's going on out there. Right now, I haven't gotten my license yet (graduated last month and waiting on ATT) and only applying to new grad jobs.