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ualskyguy ualskyguy (New) New

I didn't realize how hard it is to get a job without experience or a BSN in the Boston area. I will be starting RN-BSN program at UMASS Amherst in June. Any suggestions ??

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

I didn't realize how hard it is to get a job without experience or a BSN in the Boston area. I will be starting RN-BSN program at UMASS Amherst in June. Any suggestions ??

Network network network.

It's likely the only way to get hired at a major Boston hospital without a BSN and a year or two of acute experience.

Have you considered UMB instead of UMA? As a newly bridged BSN it may still be tough for you without the contacts you make working in the Boston hospitals as a student. You really want to try and get in the door during clinical.

Thanks for your suggestion

I agree, I have found out it is not what you know but who you know! I have been networking and will continue to do so. Only started applying about a month ago. Where there is a will there is a way :sneaky: UMASS Amherst is also online , they offer 1 yr or 2 yr tenures and start in summer , which UMASS Boston does not

NeoPediRN

Specializes in Pediatrics, ER. Has 6 years experience.

Check out indeed.com....sometimes they have random opportunities on there, don't discount anything right now!!

umcRN, BSN, RN

Has 4 years experience.

Umass Amherst also DOES have practicum placements in Boston (your last semester). Placements are first come/first serve and they typically give first pick to the RN-BSN students. That being said job market is tight and even networking doesn't guarantee job placement so I suggest also applying out of state when the time comes

sbostonRN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Rehab.

Try to get any experience at all! I'm starting my BSN program next month (at UMass Lowell) and am hoping that the BSN, along with the experience I'm currently getting, will help me get into a Boston hospital in a year or two. Even when you know people, it's not enough without the education and experience! I worked at MGH for 5 years and know a lot of people there, but these past few years, there have just been no openings. When I left, the HR recruiter told me to go get experience and a BSN and then come back.