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Silver_Rik has 1 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Perioperative / OR Nurse Intern.

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I graduated last December at 52 and got an interview and offer from the first job I applied to - full time with great benefits and schedule.  I think all of my class got jobs, many before graduation.

- great orientation / internship program 

- I worked as a nurse aide through school.  In LTC and psych.  It meant a pay cut, and I am very blessed to have a wife with a great job.

- I used prior experience outside healthcare, including operating my own business for 16 years, to advantage.  This may or may not be a positive depending on who interviews you.  

- it's at a large (900+ bed) academic medical center

This was December / January and I started mid February 

Since Covid19

- raises promised earlier this year, canceled 

- 403b match, cut in half 

- hiring freeze 

- furloughs 

Some of this is easing and no increases in our insurance  premiums; but the pay freeze and cut in retirement contribution will be for a year (at least.)

For the next several years I am concerned that we will see pressure on wages with reduced or canceled raises.  Otherwise, I'm very glad to be where I am and feel I absolutely made the right decision to go to become an RN.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the feedback. It's a little discouraging reading all the negative comments. You may be too new to experience the frustration others have posted, but it's good to see a new grad have a positive experience getting hired.

I am able to relocate if needed, so that's good and preferable. I'd love to get out of where I am, just too expensive. 
I do worry about putting up with all the BS from administration from what I'm reading. 

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On 5/26/2020 at 1:08 PM, Silver_Rik said:

I graduated last December at 52 and got an interview and offer from the first job I applied to - full time with great benefits and schedule.  I think all of my class got jobs, many before graduation.

- great orientation / internship program 

- I worked as a nurse aide through school.  In LTC and psych.  It meant a pay cut, and I am very blessed to have a wife with a great job.

- I used prior experience outside healthcare, including operating my own business for 16 years, to advantage.  This may or may not be a positive depending on who interviews you.  

- it's at a large (900+ bed) academic medical center

This was December / January and I started mid February 

Since Covid19

- raises promised earlier this year, canceled 

- 403b match, cut in half 

- hiring freeze 

- furloughs 

Some of this is easing and no increases in our insurance  premiums; but the pay freeze and cut in retirement contribution will be for a year (at least.)

For the next several years I am concerned that we will see pressure on wages with reduced or canceled raises.  Otherwise, I'm very glad to be where I am and feel I absolutely made the right decision to go to become an RN.

 

Just curious as to where you are located. 
Right now where I live there is a big university hospital. I'm not looking to stay around here though.  MY goal is to go to a better cost of living area 

 

 

 

 

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