Passed nclex and still no job

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by Nicks29 Nicks29 (New) New

I passed the nclex about a month ago. I have applied to every hospital possible and no response (except a few rejection emails). This week I'm taking BSL, ACLS, and PALS courses to make my application and resume look better. I know I'm being impatient but I owe money to my family, a couple friends, and I am death broke... I feel so rejected by the medical society! Why is it so hard for them to give opportunities to new grads :(

how long did it take you guys to get a job?

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

Cast a wider net. LTC, dialysis, MD offices, clinics, home care.

A month is an awfully short period of time and if you're limiting yourself to hospitals you've already found out there is NO nursing shortage (of new grads) anyway. You might need to relocate if you really will only consider a hospital.

Nicks29

Nicks29

10 Posts

Cast a wider net. LTC, dialysis, MD offices, clinics, home care.

A month is an awfully short period of time and if you're limiting yourself to hospitals you've already found out there is NO nursing shortage (of new grads) anyway. You might need to relocate if you really will only consider a hospital.

I wonder why the always say that there's a nursing shortage, a complete lie

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

I wonder why the always say that there's a nursing shortage, a complete lie

"They" are not a reliable source of information.

Nicks29

Nicks29

10 Posts

"They" are not a reliable source of information.

Oh, thanks!!! í ½í¸‰

Meeshie

Meeshie

304 Posts

What city are you applying in? The amount of opportunities in Florida varies widely.

EllaBella1

EllaBella1, BSN

Specializes in ICU. Has 7 years experience. 377 Posts

I was gonna say, there are tons of new grad opportunities in Florida. You may just need to move to get one.

Nicks29

Nicks29

10 Posts

What city are you applying in? The amount of opportunities in Florida varies widely.

Broward county

Lpn Lisa

Lpn Lisa

7 Posts

If you can't relocate to let's say Fort Myers or Naples for better pay, then try nursing homes or rehab facilities. Also there is a hospital in Port Charlotte that even takes LPN on their Med surg floor so you should have a chance. Over here in Lee county home health agencies that work with children are always hiring new nurses, you get trach and vent experience.

ArrowRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Vascular, E.N.T. Has 3 years experience. 5 Articles; 1,145 Posts

2.5 months...yes extruciating wait. I have family of 4 was only hope for income, we almost got our house forclosed during that time but then offers started coming in. Apply to more hospitals include other counties. I currently drive 1.5hrs to work for way better pay than my local hospitals now they all want to hire me. Dont worry once you get that first year or two in opportunities will pour like rain

I got offered a job, the 1st one I applied to, about 45 min. outside of Orlando & I'm coming from out of state. It can be done. Just not in S FL.

doune

doune

45 Posts

Where do you live? Bethesda hospital has their new grad program starting in July and also JFK