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New rn graduates help!!!!!!!!!

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Hi my name is marianys i passed my board last year. I've been looking for a job since i have applied everywhere and everybody turns me down because i need 1 year of experience. I need all new grads to help me please i called the state board and they told me to call the hospital and nursing association in my state, i need all new grad from florida that dont have a job to let me know because i'm going to talk to them and they evidence . This is not only for florida you can do it in your state too. If you graduated and dont have a job we need to speak up !!!!!!!!

This will probably be an issue until the economy picks up. The facilities can pick who they want to hire and they don't want to spend the $$$ now training people. Come to upstate NYS, they are still hiring new grads in the hospital. Although not in the droves they were.

I wish you the best! :)

goodstudentnowRN

Specializes in Telemetry. Has 10 years experience.

Sighs...I am in the same boat. No one wants to hire me because I have no experience as a new nurse. I applied up state New York but have not gotten an answer. I am praying that I get a job really soon.

I know that a few hospitals are still hiring but it's hard to find them. I'm going to talk to the nursing association and present this issue,they're discriminating us because we are new. It's hard to understand that after everything you went trough at school you to get your license you would be without a job. If we sit around and do nothing nothing it's going to happen, new need to step up and talk to those people after all this is a democracy.

HaveFaithRN

Specializes in Community/Psych nursing. Has 7 years experience.

Keep pressing foward, keep hoping, keep believing...do what you have to do recognize the that we are all faceing...must of all pray for an opening just for you...:)

yvefred

Specializes in HHA, CNA, GNA, AND PCT.

hi,

Am glad you took the exam and passed. I am in my first year and having my third exam tomorrow. My exam is going to base on Hypertension, Oxygenation and Nurtrition or diabetes. Any information on website that i will get information on? pls let me know.

Thanks.

As hard as it is for you, please remember that the problem is not unique to nursing. There are new accounting graduates that are not finding jobs, new physical therapy graduates that are not finding jobs and new law school graduates that are not finding jobs. I am glad you are eager to work and I hope that you find a solid position soon but, in the meantime, try not to take on the 'victim' role. It will make it harder for you to keep your focus and it might accidentally creep into an interview or application.

Here is my best advice as a 24 year RN: Make the pursuit of a job your full time job - put in full 8 hour days of looking, applying and interviewing. Keep checking back with all potential employers on a regular basis [most have websites now that change daily] and try to get that first job as soon as possible. Don't hold out for the 'perfect' one - just get your foot in the door. Do your very best work even if you think your talents could be better utilized elsewhere and make sure that you can get a good recomendation if you ever decide to move on. Lastly, remember what this moment feels like so that, when the time comes and you are the one that gets to do the hiring, you can be the manager that every new RN needs in that first position.

Good luck!

NickiLaughs, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care. Has 12 years experience.

No offense but it's not discrimination to hire someone with experience over a new graduate nurse, and many experienced nurses are not finding jobs either, because they have to pay them too much! What the hospitals want is that nurse with a "couple" years experience so they don't have to train them, but not "many years" because then they have to pay them more. Articles are starting to come out about the "truth" of the nursing shortage. The nursing board and the nursing schools benefit from people thinking there is a shortage, because they still make their money (unless all these student loans start going into default,...then maybe they will make it a personal case).

I know it is a rough situation right now because of the economy. Unfortunately, complaining to the state board is still not going to land you a nursing job. I would put your efforts into looking into various states, networking like crazy. Applying at every job that even sounds like it has a remotely medical background. I know this is frustrating, but there are tons of new grads, and hospitals are closing down and cutting back.

Hope things turn around, but looks like it's going to be slow moving.

Hey girl!

Just thought I would let you know of one really great opportunity. I am a new grad I just got hired at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville to work in the operating room. Twice a year they hire a batch of about 12 new graduate nurses to train and place in various areas throughout the Mayo Clinic Hospital. I have friends in MICU, Post-Op Transplant, Surgical, Medical, etc..They are accepting applications again in May. It is a great place to work for and if you could find a way to sell yourself really well I'm sure you could get an interview. Just a thought!

Dear frustrated grad,

I am in the same position, its been almost a year and I am without a job and my loan officers are hunting me down! I have also come to realize that it is much more difficult for nurses seeking pediatric jobs more so than adults! :(

Sighs...I am in the same boat. No one wants to hire me because I have no experience as a new nurse. I applied up state New York but have not gotten an answer. I am praying that I get a job really soon.

Are you applying in the Rochester area? If so, let me know, I might be able to help. Where I work, they are still hiring, but you have to be a PITA with the HR person.

Hello, I'm interested in rochester area. Can you give me some information?

I'm new to this site, I'm not sure if this is private message or not.

Faeriewand, ASN, RN

Specializes in med/surg/tele/neuro/rehab/corrections. Has 11 years experience.

Our nursing instructors advised us to continue our education even if part-time just to have something on your resume. :) New grad where do you live? Are you willing to relocate? What are you doing in the meantime while you are looking for a nursing job?

I am in the same boat in NJ even though I have 8 months of sub-acute/LTC experience since becoming an RN about a year ago. I am fortunate to work in the sub-acute of a major healthcare system, but there's a "but". I am employed per diem and even though in the begining the available hours were decent, now it appears the census have gone down affecting dramatically my hours.

These bad times for gradute RNs have really affected me emotionally and the reason is: Even though my wife is a Med-Surg Critical Care RN for over 8 years and even though I did work at her hospital in the ER as a PCT during Nursing school, I still cannot get back in as an RN during these bad times. Then I had another dismal recruitment experience: I was fortunate to interview and receive an offer to work on a Med-Surg unit for another Healthcare system, but the offer was recinded when the census dropped on the unit and across the hospital. As matter of fact I was told that a formal hiring freeze was being instituted across the board for RN hiring during this time. Now you can understand how my emotions are after this experience. Being a recent graduate RN, it has been very difficult to break into any hospital in NJ. And many hospitals give the same impression: they don't want to "touch" any new RNs during these down economic times for the same reasons indicated thoughout these threads. Enough venting and negativism.....Just need to focus on the positive. Anybody else from NJ with their experiences? Good luck to all.

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Hello, I'm interested in rochester area. Can you give me some information?

I'm new to this site, I'm not sure if this is private message or not.

Rochester General and Unity (formerly Park Ridge) will hire new grads who have not sit for their boards yet. Strong only hires new grads with their RN license.

Rochester General - put your resume in online. I would also send it. I will send you a private message with the Nurse Recruiter's name.

Unity - also apply online. Then call the NR. I'll send you her name and number.

Highland I believe is also hiring. Several of my classmates applied there and got hired. I know they are online also. I never applied there, so I can't give you more info.

If anyone else wants NR names, send me a message.

Keep pressing foward, keep hoping, keep believing...do what you have to do recognize the that we are all faceing...must of all pray for an opening just for you...:)

Thank you so much!! I'm going to do whatever I need to to solve this problem!! God bless : )

hi,

Am glad you took the exam and passed. I am in my first year and having my third exam tomorrow. My exam is going to base on Hypertension, Oxygenation and Nurtrition or diabetes. Any information on website that i will get information on? pls let me know.

Thanks.

Well I cant think of a website right now but there is a great book out there that can help you a lot. Unfortunately I did not buy it until like my last semester,it's a review book it has OB, Pediatrics Fundamentals, it's great for all your classes, its called NCLEX to it's the Saunders Comprehensive Review. Good Luck God bless.

As hard as it is for you, please remember that the problem is not unique to nursing. There are new accounting graduates that are not finding jobs, new physical therapy graduates that are not finding jobs and new law school graduates that are not finding jobs. I am glad you are eager to work and I hope that you find a solid position soon but, in the meantime, try not to take on the 'victim' role. It will make it harder for you to keep your focus and it might accidentally creep into an interview or application.

Here is my best advice as a 24 year RN: Make the pursuit of a job your full time job - put in full 8 hour days of looking, applying and interviewing. Keep checking back with all potential employers on a regular basis [most have websites now that change daily] and try to get that first job as soon as possible. Don't hold out for the 'perfect' one - just get your foot in the door. Do your very best work even if you think your talents could be better utilized elsewhere and make sure that you can get a good recomendation if you ever decide to move on. Lastly, remember what this moment feels like so that, when the time comes and you are the one that gets to do the hiring, you can be the manager that every new RN needs in that first position.

Good luck!

Thanks, I understand, I've been doing what you said for over a year now, I have a huge list of all the hospitals in my area, I've been going on their websites and applying but a few of them respond. When you go on the websites there is a minimum of 20 RN jobs per hospital, the problem is not that there are no jobs, it's that they dont want new grads. The good thing about nursing is that you can choose, I know that may be now I dont have a job but in the future like you said I can be the manager. Thanks for your advice god bless.