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by GNBSN19 GNBSN19 (New Member) New Member

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Hello! I am a new graduate nurse who will take the NCLEX soon. I am eager to enter the nursing profession and have been trying to apply to nurse residency programs in the DFW area. However, I have not had luck getting position offers. I really don't know what to do. 

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Congratulations on graduating. I'm going to be honest with you, DFW has been extremely competitive lately for new grad nurses in particular. It's mostly because this area is saturated with nursing schools thus resulting in a lot of new grads in the area to compete with which also affects the wait time for reviewing your application and receiving the request to interview. You say you haven't gotten any position offers so I take it you are getting interviews. That's good. You might need to spread your wings and be open about the possibility of applying in locations outside of DFW. Also, don't knock potentially relocating outside of Texas. Not saying you should give up on DFW, just know that you have 1 year from your graduation date to qualify for nurse residency programs. After that, you're an "old new grad." I would recommend applying for SNFs, LTAC and rehab facilities. The main goal is to get an offer and get clinical nursing experience period, whether it be in a residency program or a regular full-time position at a smaller facility. Don't be discouraged there are many more like yourself in the same boat, trust me. Keep applying! 🙂

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13 hours ago, gizmojamz said:

Congratulations on graduating. I'm going to be honest with you, DFW has been extremely competitive lately for new grad nurses in particular. It's mostly because this area is saturated with nursing schools thus resulting in a lot of new grads in the area to compete with which also affects the wait time for reviewing your application and receiving the request to interview. You say you haven't gotten any position offers so I take it you are getting interviews. That's good. You might need to spread your wings and be open about the possibility of applying in locations outside of DFW. Also, don't knock potentially relocating outside of Texas. Not saying you should give up on DFW, just know that you have 1 year from your graduation date to qualify for nurse residency programs. After that, you're an "old new grad." I would recommend applying for SNFs, LTAC and rehab facilities. The main goal is to get an offer and get clinical nursing experience period, whether it be in a residency program or a regular full-time position at a smaller facility. Don't be discouraged there are many more like yourself in the same boat, trust me. Keep applying! 🙂

Thank you so much for the advice! I really appreciate it! I will definitely be on the lookout and hopefully I'll be able to find something. 🙂 

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9 hours ago, GNBSN19 said:

Thank you so much for the advice! I really appreciate it! I will definitely be on the lookout and hopefully I'll be able to find something. 🙂 

You're welcome! Please update us on here if you find anything😊 

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