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CLUVRN specializes in Home Health, Private Duty, Education.

So I had previously been an LPN for four and a half years before graduating and passing my NCLEX in June--my entire nursing career had been in home health. I was pretty scared once I began applying for jobs as an RN because I live in Florida, a state known for its steep competition for RN jobs. What a surprise when less than a week after passing boards, I was offered a per diem gig as a visiting nurse! Less than two weeks later, I interviewed for and was offered another per diem visiting nurse position. Then the nursing home applied to before I even took NCLEX comes calling, and I thought, "Hey, let me interview with them and see what happens." Got offered a fulltime nights position there as well. I was about to accept the F/T gig at the nursing home and tell the two visiting nurse companies that I would not be attending their new hire orientations when the hospital and a local hospice company comes a callin'. Wow, I'm kind of in over my head here. I wouldn't have applied to so many positions had I'd known I would have received so many responses! So of course I interviewed at the hospital and with the hospice company as well. The hospice company actually had the more desirable nursing position---F/T, Mon-Fri, 8a-5p, great benefits. However, they did not call me back after interviewing me (Hey, you win some, you lose some). However, the nurse manager at the hospital hired me on the spot for the oncology floor per diem nights. Of course I accepted and told both visiting nurse companies and the nursing home that I would not be attending their respective new hire orientations. So fast forward to the beginning of this week. I have new hire orientation at the hospital Tues-Fri. I had been thinking all this time that I would be on the oncology floor. However, on Wednesday, the med/surg new hire educator, tells me that one of the fulltime nurses on the orthopedics floor just up and quit and that I will actually be precepted on that floor. The nurse manager will give me four weeks of training at the per diem rate and if I am successful, I can be moved into a fulltime position after that to replace the nurse that quit! Imagine my pleasant surprise! So that's my story: I was offered 4 out of the 5 jobs I interviewed for, got my foot in the door at a hospital, and God Willing, will be a fulltime permanent nurse there! So to all the new grads, there are opportunities out there, you just got to be at the right place at the right time to reach out there and grab them!

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Congrats!! what area in Florida? I live in south Florida and haven't been having such luck. I am currently doing home health.

CLUVRN specializes in Home Health, Private Duty, Education.

The treasure coast of Florida (don't want to be too specific as to my location).

Wrench Party specializes in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgical.

Congrats! I bet it didn't hurt that you were willing to take on the types of positions many new grads will turn their noses up at-

per diem, nights, nursing home, etc. Good luck!

SeattleJess specializes in None yet..

OMG, this is amazing and wonderful! I am so happy for you. Also, I see a lot of CLUVRN effort and talent in the mix. It may be raining jobs, but you obviously have built the rain barrel to catch 'em. Well done!

CLUVRN specializes in Home Health, Private Duty, Education.

Congrats! I bet it didn't hurt that you were willing to take on the types of positions many new grads will turn their noses up at-

per diem, nights, nursing home, etc. Good luck!

You're right! I don't know about everyone else, but I am the sole financial provider for myself and many bills to pay, therefore I could not afford to be choosy. Also, because I'm single with no kids, I do have the flexibility to work nights, weekends, etc. which I feel worked in my favor:)

BeachsideRN specializes in NICU.

Congrats! I bet it didn't hurt that you were willing to take on the types of positions many new grads will turn their noses up at-

per diem, nights, nursing home, etc. Good luck!

This. If you really want work it can be found.

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