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Hospitals that hire new grads?

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by MerdalRN MerdalRN (Member)

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Hi Everyone!

I graduated May 12th, passed my NCLEX June 1st, and am having a terrible time trying to get into ANY MA hospital!!

currently I work as a Visiting Nurse, but I don't really like it and would love to be in a hospital setting. I have applied everywhere with no result... and I've been applying since March!! It seems that unless you are related to a current nurse or HR that they won't even give you the time of day... I'm so frustrated I want to cry!!

Any help??

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gerry79 works as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Dont give up. Many hospitals hire new grads a couple of times a year for there new grad program. Keep applying and follow up with HR. Also check the Sunday paper for job fair listings. Its tough to find a job as a new grad but I am sure that you will find one. Keep the faith!

Gerry

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RedSox33RN works as a ED RN.

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Hi Everyone!

I graduated May 12th, passed my NCLEX June 1st, and am having a terrible time trying to get into ANY MA hospital!!

currently I work as a Visiting Nurse, but I don't really like it and would love to be in a hospital setting. I have applied everywhere with no result... and I've been applying since March!! It seems that unless you are related to a current nurse or HR that they won't even give you the time of day... I'm so frustrated I want to cry!!

Any help??

I'm having a horrible time also. I did read that NE Baptist is still accepting new grad RN applications thru this week.

I think I've interviewed 100 times, all at long-term care, which I really don't want. And sent out a million resumes. I figured I'd increase my odds by getting my MA and NH license, but no luck.

Where are you doing Visiting nurse work, if you don't mind my asking. I'd love to do something like that!

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carrie13 has 9 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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I'm having the same problem. I think I've applied at every hospital in MA and am now starting to apply to RI hospitals also. I've been searching since March. The only places that have called me back are psych and nursing home/rehab

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Guys , I am in the same boat. I just moved here from CA as a May 2007 new grad. I have my MA license but cant find anything. Most recruiters

are telling me that they wont hire until next year/late this fall. I am interviewing with Spaulding Rehab center tomorrow. I am thinking about

moving back to CA. In CA it is hard to find a job but not this hard. I have called or applied to over 25 hospitals. It seems like there is nothing. I did get a call from someone about being a school nurse, but kids arent my thing. If one more person asks me why I cant get a job because "there is a nursing shortage" I swear I am going to scream.

Anyway, we have to keep our heads up and just keep going. We are awesome and we would be an asset to any hospital that would hire us.:balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons:;)

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It's rough out there in the Boston-area hospitals... I, too, have started applying in March (including community hospitals outside of boston!), and waited until July to finally have 1 callback for an interview.

If you are interested in BIDMC: I heard from a HR personnel that they are done hiring for new grads this year and that they won't be hiring any new grads until next year. :o

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AnnieOaklyRN works as a RN, Paramedic.

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hi,

geez reading your posts makes me feel lucky. I got a job, but I think it helped that I have EMS expereince (will be a new grad in the ER) and knew some people, but more I think it was my past experience. The hosptial I am at hired 14 new grads soem in med surg and others in specialty, but honestly 2 others did their capstone at the hospital, and the rest worked as CNAs there, so I guess it is tough to get a job.

Don't give up though, just keep calling those recruiters every once in a while. There are a ton of hospitals in MA so maybe search on the internet and make sure you covered them all.

Good luck to everyone

Swtooth

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Ginger's Mom has 41 years experience.

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hi,

geez reading your posts makes me feel lucky. I got a job, but I think it helped that I have EMS expereince (will be a new grad in the ER) and knew some people, but more I think it was my past experience. The hosptial I am at hired 14 new grads soem in med surg and others in specialty, but honestly 2 others did their capstone at the hospital, and the rest worked as CNAs there, so I guess it is tough to get a job.

Don't give up though, just keep calling those recruiters every once in a while. There are a ton of hospitals in MA so maybe search on the internet and make sure you covered them all.

Good luck to everyone

Swtooth

I think you 9 years of EMS helped. Are you telling me there are no jobs even in a SNF?

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AnnieOaklyRN works as a RN, Paramedic.

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hi Alex,

I am not sure about SNF since I did not look into that, as I was not interested. I am sure there are jobs there, but the OP was talking hospitals I thought.

Sweetooth

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Hi, Everyone,

I'm a new grad in the Boston area too (licensed July 21). I think there are just too few formal new grad programs and too many of us, so I am scouring any job in med-surg that does not specify a required amount of experience and trying for those. I just landed an interview last week in a place that does not have a formal new grad program but DOES hire new grads and gives a solid orientation and preceptor program. I felt the same frustration :uhoh3:, etc., that others are feeling until I realized that there have to be ways of starting out in nursing without going through a formal new grad program. So I am making a stab at other ways to get "in" and will keep trying until I do. I am prepared to keep looking and looking, and I did hear that some new grad opps are opening up again in the fall. But I'm not limiting myself to that or necessarily waiting around for it. I'm sure there are TONS of experienced nurses who entered and flourished when there was no such thing as a "new grad program," and if they survived, so can we. I'm not saying it wouldn't be ideal, but I'm just not sure it's the only way to do this...

Hope that helps. I really want this job and I hope I get it!:smilecoffeecup:

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Nurseismade RN works as a Registered Nurse.

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I too went outside the box so to speak, and applied to places that did not say anything about experience. I had several interviews, and decided to go with a community health center in Boston. (they are connected to BMC) The start pay is $26 per hour....and 9-5 with one saturday a month. I'm a mom so that worked great for me....I am called their Adult Medicine Nurse, but I also do across the lifespan as on the saturdays I will have to do peds. I love it.....I thought maybe I will stay a year....but who knows...it seems the RN's tend to stay there. The nurse who I replaced, became a Nurse Practioner...and she stayed.

ps I encourgaged one of my classmates...and she just got a Job starting september in another community health center as a Peds nurse....she starts at $26 per hour.

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st4wb3rr33sh0rtc4k3 has 3 years experience and works as a Staff RN.

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What about UMASS or Saint Vincent's Hospital in Worcester, MA?

They are always hiring and when I graduated in 05, they UMASS hired most of my class.

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