What translates as experience?

  1. Hi, I just passed the NCLEX at the end of June and have been scanning the job boards. I worked as a Medication Aide in assisted living and haven't worked the past year due to concentrating on school. I would like to eventually get into a hospital, but they all want at least a minimum of one year experience. Other things mentioned are specific certifications, such as ACLS and IV therapy.

    Right now I have an ADN and am waiting for two schools to go over my transcripts for their BSN programs. I already have a Masters in another field and went for nursing after dealing with numerous layoffs. Got the CNA/CMA after that and then went into nursing school. I have interviews set up but they're not for hospitals.

    Will taking a position at a SNF/Rehab center, plus getting the ACLS and IV therapy certifications help my chances of getting a hospital position?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Any experience is better than no experience. Acute care experience is most valued for acute care positions, though.
    Are you willing to move? If you are, you greatly increase the odds of obtaining the type of job you'd prefer.
  4. by   Chrispy11
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    Any experience is better than no experience. Acute care experience is most valued for acute care positions, though.
    Are you willing to move? If you are, you greatly increase the odds of obtaining the type of job you'd prefer.
    Thanks, can't move right now. Just looking to take the right first job. After I posted this, I got four more hits. I am in the N.Y. metro area so there are a lot of jobs, just missing the experience...

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