New Georgia Nurse Practitioner looking for a job. - page 2

Hello Everyone, I am a new graduate nurse practitioner in the Atlanta area. Graduated Dec 2011, passed both ANCC and AANP 1st wek of April 2012, and just recieved my Georgia NP license. Problem is... Read More

  1. by   traumaRUs
    What about the hospital system where you worked as an RN?

    I know in my area, new grad APN openings are few and far between.

    Don't give up!
  2. by   abiagirlnp
    I am currently talking with my hospital recruiters. They also have a lot of employees (current nurses who also just passed their APN Boards) waiting for the few slots that they will supposedly created in a few months. One of them told me that If I had critical care experience, my situation would have been better, even without experience. I just don't want to leave all my eggs in one basket. It seems like every nurse in my facility is going back to schoolto obtainf their APN. It is a good thing, but at the same time, my area is almost saturated.
  3. by   abiagirlnp
    I did ANP. I am planning to go back for my Doctorate sometime in the future, but wants to wait to see what ANCC and company wants to do with all the certifications first. From what I have read so far, it seems like every title will come under fire sooner or later. Another questions I want answered is why do I need to spend more money for an education (DSN in this case) that will only add more money to my student loans, and none to my pocket? But, since this is the least of my problems right now, I will try to focus on securing a job first.
  4. by   Tinabeanrn
    Abiagirlnp are you willing to do homecare? Or does it have to be clinic/office?
  5. by   abiagirlnp
    No, it does not have to be in a clinic/office. I will be more than willing to do homecare. I did it as an RN and really liked it. Thank you for caring Tinabeanrn.
  6. by   Mexarican
    keep trying!! Don't give up. I just graduated (May 5th), took ANCC 5/10...had a job back in March (so imagine the Actually had a handful of interviews/job offers. In fact in the past five days I've had two practices send me an email via Indeed telling me they'd like to interview me. Have you posted your resume on If not, do so...75% of the contacts I had (interviews & job offers) came from potential employers who contacted me thru, although the position I accepted did not come from there but I had actual offers that started thru keep looking...or perhaps start looking differently. hope it helps!


    Somewhere in Georgia
  7. by   WKShadowRN
    Abiagirlnp, I used to live in Cobb Co. What a small world. Did you go to high school there.? Good luck on the job hunt. I have no idea what awaits me when it's my turn, but that is at least 3-4 yrs away. There does seem to be a need for FNPs currently so I hope that still applies by then
  8. by   Tinabeanrn
    abiagirlnp, I sent you an inbox a few days ago. Did you get it?
  9. by   abiagirlnp
    I tried to open it, but was unable to. Can you send it again please? Thanks for your concern.
  10. by   Tinabeanrn
    Did you double click on it. Try getting to it from your email
  11. by   abiagirlnp
    Thanks Tinabeanrn. I double-clicked it and got it. Will call her today. Thanks again.
  12. by   Tinabeanrn
    Your welcome. Best wishes
  13. by   WagsNP
    zenman, I agree with you somewhat but I disagree with you about the lack of planning making the degree not worth the money spent. Even if you are unable to find a Np job or even hate the role you can always fall back on teaching, or working in a hospital as an advanced practice nurse. I chose NP because I knew that if the NP role didn't work out I could always fall back on teaching or another form of advanced practice.

    abiagirlnp, jobs are really hard to come by right now. So I am right there with you, I am anticipating an offer from a group this week getting called back for 4th time. My initial plan of attack was to make myself stand out to prospective employers in other ways that would compensate for my lack of NP(23 years of nursing exp) experience. So I made up a nice portfolio that contained my peer evaluations, clinical preceptor evals, letters of recommendation, awards/certificates, goals, GPA's etc. I purchased software to make a killer resume and cover letter. I rehearsed answers to interview questions and dressed very well for my interiews. You gotta go in with your game face, be organized and prepared. I have received great feedback about my portfolio and I think it made a difference.

    good luck and keep us posted!