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new grad RN, help finding a job

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NEW GRAD REGISTERED NURSE LOOKING FOR MY FIRST JOB HELP!!

I live in Nashville but I am willing to drive a hour if I have to. Any suggestions?

I have applied for over 500 jobs: gov jobs, Va jobs, dialysis clinics, rehab centers, medical offices, Vandy, saint Thomas, MTMC, UMC, Stone Crest, Skyline, nursing homes

NO interviews or calls back, I have emailed, called and showed up in person. All of the places are telling me they need at least 6 months experience.

Help!

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85 Posts; 8,052 Profile Views

any suggestions?

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393 Posts; 10,958 Profile Views

Try Assisted living

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mom_baby_RN has 5 years experience.

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you need to apply to the graduate nurse programs, residency programs at vandy, it's only specific times of the year, they have a 6 month training for new grads i believe in all areas, then you apply to which job you prefer after that. it's a good program

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85 Posts; 8,052 Profile Views

Thank you for your suggestions! I have been researching both of those.

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do you have any suggestions where I could volunteer or intern to keep brushing up on my skills such as IVS and assessments. The hospitals I contacted said that they couldn't let me do anything hands on if I volunteered, that for clinical experience and skill schools have to have contracts with hospitals.

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I know that several hospitals offer new grad residency programs. Vandy has a 12 month program, St Thomas is 3 months (?) and Maury Regional has one as well.

What school, degree and when did you graduate? I would think your school should offer assistance with leads. Did you make any connections during your clinicals? There might be leads to openings or jobs that will be open soon with your hospital contacts.

Good luck and wishing you a job ASAP!

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85 Posts; 8,052 Profile Views

good ideas, thank you!!

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14 Posts; 573 Profile Views

Hi amy.. me too, I'm currently looking for my first job as an RN. Good luck to the both of us! What is your plan now?

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It is tough for New Grads right now. I applied for about 35 positions in the Middle TN area and got a call back about a month or two later. The residency programs will start picking again around October or so. If you're desperate enough, you could just walk into the hospital's HR offices and tell them you are looking for a job. That's almost what I did.

Good luck!

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Nurse.Gina specializes in Emergency, Cardiology.

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Have you tried Med Surg floors at Centennial? 3N, 4N, 4T, 6T, 7T? I've been at Centennial 4 years and started as a new grad in the ER. Was the only spot I applied. HR tried to steer me toward Med Surg but I politely declined and the ER director called me back.

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