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Is it fine if a Nurse applies to a different position at a workplace and then changes their position later on?

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by DK123 DK123 Member Nurse

Specializes in ACE.

What I mean is that it is hard where I am to get a job as an RPN in Hospitals or any other facilities. I was told by a friend to apply to all facilities as lets say a Porter or a Housekeeper/Environmental Aid, and then later on if there is a position opening I should be a good candidate since I am already a worker in the workplace and not an external applicant.

It is hard, most places are very picky and I am a new Grad. There are job offerings but I don't like those facilities cause there is not much learning to do.

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

34 minutes ago, DribbleKing97 said:

What I mean is that it is hard where I am to get a job as an RPN in Hospitals or any other facilities. I was told by a friend to apply to all facilities as lets say a Porter or a Housekeeper/Environmental Aid, and then later on if there is a position opening I should be a good candidate since I am already a worker in the workplace and not an external applicant.

It is hard, most places are very picky and I am a new Grad. There are job offerings but I don't like those facilities cause there is not much learning to do.

That doesn't sound like a great strategy, to me. Most places don't want to hire a housekeeper with a nursing license. They know you're going to "fly the coop" as soon as you get a nursing offer. As an employer, would you want to fill a position with an employee who was extremely likely to quit in an extremely short amount of time?

DK123

Specializes in ACE.

Agreed. I do see some people do it though

RNNPICU, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU. Has 13 years experience.

Since you don't have experience in housekeeping and you have a nursing license I can't imagine you would be a good candidate for that position. Just keep trying. It is hard right now because since many hospitals are in the balance of low census and high acuity but could suddenly change to a high census in a heart beat. There would be little time to appropriately onboard new grads. It can and does happen, but these are just very challenging times

Couldn't you at least find a position as a nursing assistant or patient care tech? At least those jobs relate to nursing and make more sense for someone with a nursing license.