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I am looking for hospitals anywhere in the country that have new grad with no experience openings in OR. Long specialty training is that what interests me the most. Thanks, I.... Read More

  1. by   Ilya
    Quote from linda2097
    If you are willing to work anywhere in the country, you should be spending eight hours a day sending out resumes. Otherwise, you are not trying your hardest. Most people are not willing to relocate. You have a huge advantage.

    Your odds of getting a job are positively correlated with the total number of resumes you mail.

    It's just like finding a lover. The more men you meet, the better the odds of finding a prince. If you meet only 10 guys in your life, you probably will be single.
    Linda, believe or not, there are not that many hospitals that are willing to spend thousands of $$$ and six months to train a new nursing graduate in the OR - the economy is quite tough. Many places cancelled their programs. I know that, because I DO SEND THOSE RESUMES.
  2. by   Ilya
    Quote from ladyash
    You can try Hospital for Special surgery in nyc
    http://www.hss.edu/index.htm
    Thanks, I visited their web site. They require at least 1 year of OR experience. I left a message with the nursing recruiter.
    I.
  3. by   linda2097
    Quote from Ilya
    Linda, believe or not, there are not that many hospitals that are willing to spend thousands of $$$ and six months to train a new nursing graduate in the OR - the economy is quite tough. Many places cancelled their programs. I know that, because I DO SEND THOSE RESUMES.
    Geez. I regret that I tried to help you.
  4. by   Ilya
    Quote from linda2097
    Geez. I regret that I tried to help you.
    Linda, don't take it the wrong way. I appreciate your comments.
  5. by   GadgetRN71
    Quote from Ilya
    Linda,
    Thanks for your response, but I respectfully disagree. Your advice is (sort of) offending my intelligence
    Sending hundreds of resumes will not get your foot in the door in today's economy. You can get lucky, of course, but I haven't. Very few hospitals have OR training programs for new graduates.
    Sincerely,
    I.
    Actually, you're mistaken about that..at least in my area(Northeast). The majority of the mid-size to large hospitals in my area take new grads into the OR.My hospital just started a class. Hospitals here recruit the new grads pretty aggressively. Linda's advice was actually pretty good-you have to be proactive and applying to many places will open up more doors.

    You can't really state that hospitals aren't taking new grads because you got turned down..it could any number of factors. Have a professional look at your resume..you'd be surprised what will turn a prospective employer off.

    Why ask for advice if you're going to attack the person giving it?
    Last edit by GadgetRN71 on Apr 23, '09 : Reason: added resume advice
  6. by   Ilya
    Quote from SquirrelRN71
    Actually, you're mistaken about that..at least in my area(Northeast). The majority of the mid-size to large hospitals in my area take new grads into the OR.My hospital just started a class. Hospitals here recruit the new grads pretty aggressively. Linda's advice was actually pretty good-you have to be proactive and applying to many places will open up more doors.

    You can't really state that hospitals aren't taking new grads because you got turned down..it could any number of factors. Have a professional look at your resume..you'd be surprised what will turn a prospective employer off.

    Why ask for advice if you're going to attack the person giving it?
    Sorry, I was not trying to attack Linda. And yes, I am frustrated. I keep applying. I did not cover the whole country yet, of course.
    Ilya
  7. by   RNOTODAY
    Yale New Haven Hospital has a peri operative program, they take new grads, and its about 9 months to a year long. Good Luck!!!
  8. by   micco
    have you searched AORN website? they have a career area where you can search for entry level.
  9. by   Oh_are_nurse
    If you are willing to move to Dallas, Texas, Baylor University Medical Center has a 6 month long perioperative internship followed by an orientation to the specialty that you are placed in (they take into consideration your area of interest, but are also driven by need).

    Those specialites are General, CV, Neuro, Ortho, Gyn, Plastic. As RNs we are trained to scrub and circulate.

    I believe the candidates for the June intern class have already been selected, I would start inquiring and applying in late September or early October if you are interested in the December class.

    The number of people they take depend on the need. My internship class had 6, the following class had 10. I believe this semester, there are 4.

    http://www.baylorhealth.edu/careers.htm

    Good luck!
  10. by   mwinstea
    Wake University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. We accept new grads, 28 week orientation with interviews going on now for our 2009 July class.
  11. by   NurseLumpia
    I started in the OR in Oct of last year with a small group (4 of us).
    The group ahead of me there were about 4 GNs and they are striving.
    And my friend just got hired in another OR so I honestly don't believe it is only because of the 'market'.
    If how you responded in this forum is in any way how you reply to either the recruiter/interviewer then you will definitely NOT get the position.
  12. by   Irene joy
    I am also extremely interested in the OR so I found work as a tech in a hospital that has a new grad OR program. If you prove yourself, and impress your manager she will give you a great reference and that might just be your "in" that you need. I work in a cardiovascular unit for post angio's and other heart issues. Most managers know each other pretty well and sometimes it's all in who you know! Good luck!
  13. by   Ilya
    Thanks, I'm looking into that.

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