NYC Health+ won't even interview out-of-state nurses

U.S.A. New York


Specializes in ICU Stepdown, Oncology.

I am an experienced nurse (almost 2 yrs) and qualified for inpatient positions. 
I am moving to Brooklyn next month from out of state. I've received call backs from recruiters but once they realize I'm out of state they just end the process. Even though I have my RN license in NY.  It's very frustrating for me and adds to the stress of not having a job lined up. Luckily, I will be moving in to my partner's apartment and I don't have to pay rent until we find a new place. 

I also am planning on going back to school, but I wanted my employer to help with tuition reimbursement. 

It's a gamble with moving to the city without a job. If worst comes to worst, I'll stick it out in a nursing home until I finish my BSN. 

Anyone else feeling frustrated with finding a job in NYC?




Specializes in Progressive Care.

I don't know about the public hospitals, but the private hospital systems (NYU, Presbyterian, Mount Sinai) won't hire RNs without a BSN and NYU won't hire a new grad without a 3.5 GPA.  NYC is a tough market, so you may want to apply to nursing homes in the meantime, even better if you meet someone who can refer you.  You'll probably have a better chance once you're there, as well.  Good luck!

Specializes in ICU Stepdown, Oncology.

I have an interview lined up for a hospital in Brooklyn. I am going back to school in June. If worst comes to worst, I'll just stick it out in a nursing home for a couple of months. The big hospitals told me to call them back once I'm enrolled in a BSN program.... Thank god for LOL

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