Do Dr.'s Offices Hire New Grads?

  1. Just curious - what kind of nursing jobs have regular hours? (like 9-5). I am pretty sure Dr.'s offices would, but do they hire new grads or do they want a lot of experience under your belt? My husband is a lithotripsy tech and has to leave for work at 4 in the morning, so someone needs to be home to get the kids up and ready for school in the morning.
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  3. by   nurseleigh
    It all really depends on the doctor. Some want experience, and some don't mind a fresh graduate.

    I would just put applications in everywhere and state that you want a day position and see what happens.

    Good luck

  4. by   peaceful2100
    It would depend on the doctor. My doctor knows I am in nursing school and that I am graduating in May and he asked me if I would come work for him after graduating. He was going to pay me a pretty decent wage PLUS benefits too. However, I have a 2 year work commitment with a hospital system and I want to get some inpatient hospital experience done first. Other places to think of are clinics also certain shifts. What time does your husband get off work? Would working a 3-11p.m. shift if you can't find a doctor who will let you work for them after graduation be possible? There should not be too much of a problem though. It may be competitive right now with people looking for other things beside inpatient.
  5. by   RNConnieF
    I was hired as and LPN BEFORE I graduated in a peds office. I had called to see if I could do my "observation" of the well child, spent the day following an RN around and got a job offer before I left. If you want a office nursing job go for it, but one word of caution, offices are open at night and on saturdays routinely and on holidays and sundays for emergency visits. You will most likely be expected to do your share of nights, saturdays, and sunday/holiday time.
  6. by   TeresaRN2b
    Um, maybe, but a lot of doctors offices have gone the route of medical assistants. I have worked as a medical assistant and seen that a lot of doctors are using them and LPNs quite a bit more than RNs.
  7. by   peaceful2100
    Yep, Teresa that is true. R.N's are a lot more expensive so a lot of the doctor's offices are turning to Medical assistants and LPN's.
  8. by   KimRN03
    The offices in my area also hire Medical Assistants and LPN's to staff their offices because they tend to be cheaper.