Published Jul 19, 2009
DEAR NYC RN's!
Like many of you many out there I need a job. I got my license two months ago, and after applying EVERYWHERE I am still unemployed. I did have couple of interviews but sadly I was not "fit" for the position...even for the hospital where I externed last summer...that was devastating I haven't even told my parents that I didn't get the position because I don't think I can handle their disappointment.
Nevertheless, I am trying to stay positive and continuing with my job search. I have not applied to any long term care centers, but I think now is the time to branch my search out a little bit more and apply to these places. At least I'll gain some experience.
SO PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE name some LTCs in NYC area. I am having trouble finding them online. I don't care if its in brooklyn, manhattan, queens or bronx..I WILL APPLY ANYWHERE!
Also do clinics hire new grads?
THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE!
Most, if not all, LTC facilities in NY only have RN's working in a supervisory position because of the salary we get. Even if you found a place to hire you, a supervisory position is not a good choice; you need basic training and experience first. Keep applying to hospitals...that's where you'll get the best training. Have you thought about maybe getting your NJ license and applying there?
RN from Pennsylvania
Don't get discouraged. When I graduated from nursing school, there were to many nurses and I could not find a job in the acute care setting, so I went LTC. Going to LTC is a good idea and it will give you the experience that you need in order to get into the acute care setting. I am from Pa, but I suggest look online under Indeed jobs and type in long-term care, or nursing home and you should be able to find LTC facilitities that are hiring. Good Luck and hang in there.
HI. I know it's discouraging. There ARE jobs...but you need to do a lot of work to find them. I have been applying since about 2 months prior to my graduation, and FINALLY, 2 months AFTER I've graduated, the calls are coming in. I have applied to every single hospital I know of. But, not only via the online application, I have called to personally speak to the recruiter. And---I've been very persistant. I know it may seem annoying, but I felt that "you snooze, you lose". So I was persistant. It actually landed me interviews and then, job offers. I checked Craigslist every hour on the hour, and, also Careerbuilder.com. Each hospital has it's own site too, as I am sure you know. It is important to remember NOT to just "give up" if you apply for one position at a hospital, and they do not get back to you. For instance, I tried getting Winthrop to call me for weeks, and weeks and weeks. I kept applying to positions. FINALLY...they called me for an interview. Same with South Nassau. I called them and the secretary in the recruiter's office kept telling me there were "no positions for new grads"...yada yada yada, but I asked her to please give my application to the recruiter, and she did. Interview scheduled for August 11th. There are many opportunities out there. As far as LTC and home care, they do often want med surg experience from their RN's. However, there are many facilities that are hiring new grads...check Craigslist. I have seen many. I am telling you, I must have sent out over 50 applications before the calls finally came in. I now have 3 offers and I get to pick the one I want. Believe me, it was hard work though! Don't get discouraged...you will find something. Just remember, if you DO apply online for hospital positions, they tend to deny more so than if you speak to someone in person. I always, always call the recruiter's office directly, and MAIL my resume, letters of recommendation, any honor certificates, transcripts, etc. Then I call to confirm their receipt. That was my method...and it worked for me.
Hope I helped! Good Luck!
One thing that I forgot to add. After the interview ALWAYS follow-up with an e-mail thank you. This shows your professionalism, how much you are interested in the position and keeps you up front in the interviewers mind. Good Luck!
You've applied to all five boroughs, right? I'd say keep searching because when I thought I'd searched for every place I could, more places would ALWAYS come up. I've applied in each and every borough, mostly hospitals and like 3 nursing homes. I haven't had luck with the nursing homes either.
Good luck to you.
THANK YOU GUYS!!! I am definitely putting up a brave front and trying everyday. Just recently I went to an agency, and they talked about doing Home care..its through a home care agency called Family Care here in NY. I am wondering if anyone had any experience working with them. According to the agency, they have hired a lot of new hires and they provide excellent support. I don't have to go to these homes by myself, I'll have an LPN with me. Right now thats the only job prospect..... so sad. Im actually considering it because I want to get any kind of experience.
So what do you guys think?
Hello elnkb, have you found a job yet? which agency did you go to? can you please PM me. thank you!!!
how do i pm you? I have couple of things that I hope will land me a position
look below my name, Registered User
the second icon is for PM
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