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Getting hired in Florida.. please help

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Good afternoon everyone I graduated in December 2013 with my associates degree. I passed the NCLEX-RN in February 2014 and started working soon after as a home health nurse. I love home health but I was the acute experience. I fear that I will be stuck in one place but I am thankful to be employed. I am 21 with no experience. I had 2 interviews so far one went really well but I didn't get the job. The manager recommended me to another unit but that interview didn't go as well. :-( I'm still waiting to hear back. I also have an interview at a SNF coming up. My question is does anyone know where in Florida is hiring new grads and if any open houses are coming up. Also how can I make myself stand out more? I think after one more week of job hunting I am going to just give up and focus on being a home health nurse.

BrendaH84, BSN

Has 8 years experience.

florida hospital has a program for new grads. they keep your info for many months here is the link Florida Hospital Graduate Nurse Programs - Apply Now also home health is great, good for you. and a SNF earns you hours under your belt which count the same as working Med Surg. in other words, if you ever want a med surg specialty you have to work so many hours in a hospital (also known as an "Acute Care Hospital" ) or the same number of hours in a SNF. I have that specialty and that is what they told me I needed before I took the test :)

Thank you so much BrendaH84 for your response! I have applied to Florida Hospital and I am applying again for the next program. I currently live in south florida but I am definitely willing to relocate!

BrendaH84, BSN

Has 8 years experience.

kind of seems like once you get one year or more in, working ANYWHERE, as a nursem it's easier to get other jobs, BUT, if I could've got into the the florida hospital new grad program, I would have. Any new grad program .

I really hope that's the case and this experience I am getting is going to count. It takes a lot of work to be a new grad in a home setting but some hospitals don't value it.