Part-time New Grad

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by esrun77 esrun77 Member

In the area I'm trying to get a job, there seems to be many part-time jobs open and not many full-time jobs, and many of them do not state that experience is needed. I haven't actually applied yet, so before I waste my time, what are the chances a new grad from a BSN program would get a part-time job? Is this something that actually is common (wondering because of the fact that few of them state prior experience is needed)?

Sour Lemon

Has 12 years experience. 5,016 Posts

In the area I'm trying to get a job, there seems to be many part-time jobs open and not many full-time jobs, and many of them do not state that experience is needed. I haven't actually applied yet, so before I waste my time, what are the chances a new grad from a BSN program would get a part-time job? Is this something that actually is common (wondering because of the fact that few of them state prior experience is needed)?

Part-time work as a new grad is somewhat unusual, from what I've seen. If an employer is spending the time and money to train you, they're usually looking for a full-time commitment and want your job to be your #1 priority.

As a new grad, you also tend to work around a preceptor's full-time schedule. There is frequently a Monday through Friday classroom component, as well.

...but if there are no restrictions noted on the job listings you're interested in, go ahead and apply. You never know.

pixierose, BSN, RN

Specializes in ED, psych. Has 5 years experience. 882 Posts

New grad, part time position (0.6).

Orientation, however, is FT. So I don't switch to PT status until June.

I'm in a good area, however; I'm the only one from my graduating class who purposely sought PT work (due to my kids at home). Everyone else has FT gigs.

cleback

cleback

1,381 Posts

In my area, yes. Actually, when I graduated right around the recession, I actually could not find full-time employment. Many of my classmates had the same problem. Hospitals at that time preferred to staff with many part-time nurses--the idea being they were more likely to pick up hours as the hospital needed. Now I think they're scaling back on that, probably to cut back on the costs of paying for their benefits.

But anyway, it's not unheard of, and you will be fine if you need to work part time as a new grad... it just may take you a little bit longer to feel comfortable. Congrats on finishing school!

esrun77

esrun77

80 Posts

This is good news as I have children at home also!

esrun77

esrun77

80 Posts

In my area, yes. Actually, when I graduated right around the recession, I actually could not find full-time employment. Many of my classmates had the same problem. Hospitals at that time preferred to staff with many part-time nurses--the idea being they were more likely to pick up hours as the hospital needed. Now I think they're scaling back on that, probably to cut back on the costs of paying for their benefits.

But anyway, it's not unheard of, and you will be fine if you need to work part time as a new grad... it just may take you a little bit longer to feel comfortable. Congrats on finishing school!

well perfect! And thank you :)