Maryland Area Job Hunt


It has become harder and harder to look for jobs now. If anyone who got hired in this area, what did you guys do to get hired? I have had only one interview with no call backs and its going on 7 months since I graduated with an ADN from HCC. :(

Most posts seem to be only looking for BSN new graduates, ADN from specific schools, or 2 year of experience min. I have applied to Adventist Health, Some LTC, St. Agnes, Maryland and even some of the Hopkins Affiliated hospitals that are still hiring ADN's. Most connections I have ask have all told me to just apply online and wait for someone to call. When I call to find out my status, it states not to call either on the phone or online, or they hang up on me. I'm wondering if I did something wrong. So tell me what you guys did different to get noticed?? Are there any other facilities that hire new grads??

Lev, MSN, RN, NP

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Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner. Has 10 years experience.

Most every facility in Maryland hires new grads and offers some sort of orientation program, even if not specified on the hospital job site. Look for RN I, Clinical Nurse I, New graduate, and jobs that specify less that one year of experience or only specify some sort of healthcare experience required. Try St. Joseph, Baltimore-Washington, and Northwest. MedStar hospitals are mostly hiring BSNs. You should enroll in an RN-BSN to be considered at hospitals that prefer BSN nurses. Don't call the hospitals asking for status. Look online and wait for them to call you. In some places they won't call you back because you called them. Have your resume reviewed by someone who will give you good feedback. Get in touch with your college professors and nursing instructors. Meanwhile, now it is flu seasons, so volunteer at a flu clinic and get some hands on experience.