Graduated 4 yrs ago, just passed NCLEX..hiring possiblity??

  1. Just wondering if there was anyone else in my position. I graduated 4 years ago on Dec 2008, and didn't get my license till 2012. I've been applying to hospitals in Westchester, rockland counties, NYC..for about 3 months now and haven't even gotten an interview. Anyone else in the same boat?? Anyone in my situation but got a job?? All I see are open spots for "new grad" or "experience required", but I'm not really either of those. Any input is greatly appreciated..
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  3. by   iliketosneeze
    If you have no obligations consider appliying upstate ( syracuse/buffallo ectect) It has been incredibly difficult in ny metropolitan area. I graduated May 2011, licensed in January 2012. The few hospitals that I have been fortunate to recieve a response really stress a strong desire for acute care*** experience. A few of my former classmates have had much better luck. Just landing an interview seems so incredibly hard to do...... This coming from a guy who was deans list, experience tutoring, mentoring, customer service ectect. Keep your head up. It's a numbers game.... Hit/miss. You will find something. Hopefully the market for new grads/ stale new grads improves soon.

    Sry for the lack of grammar/organization. I do not have Internet/ using my phone.
  4. by   LJoyrn
    Thanks so much for the advice and encouragement. If you don't mind me asking, what route did you end up taking? Were you able to find a job in a hospital upstate? Or are you currently working in another health care setting? It's so discouraging to read and hear about the difficulty of nurses (old and new grads) in finding a hospital job. I've already started looking into nursing homes, etc. I can only be unemployed for so long. And unfortunately, it would be difficult for me to apply/work upstate because I have two kids, so it would be too far of a commute and I'm in no financial position to relocate. I guess, as you said, I just have to keep my head up. Thanks again for the input. Best of luck to you
  5. by   iliketosneeze
    Not a problem.

    Currently I’m unemployed, and frantically searching for a temp job to stay afloat until I land my first RN position. I posses my ADN, and recently have enrolled in a RN to BSN program. You WILL find something….. the sooner the better obviously! Just remember, this crisis is only temporary.