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  1. cmh25

    New Grad & No one will hire me

    I have heard through the grapevine, that some area hospitals are now hiring again and hiring new grads. Ocean Med, Kimball, Monmouth med, Riverview and Robert Wood Johnson. This is for Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Good luck to everyone :)
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    New Grad & No one will hire me

    and......i'm happy to have everyone see the post. Shame on the hospital for treating people the way they did.
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    New Grad & No one will hire me

    My references have already spoken to the recruiter from what i've been told. It wasn't just the recruiter. Not one person returned a call or followed thru. I only did what I was advised to do. i found it not only disappointing but very unprofessional. It is their loss. For those still looking, as I said earlier, Kimball seems to be the only one taking new grads now.
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    New Grad & No one will hire me

    SBHCS, best of luck. I tried a few of their hospitals.....even had references. Unfortunately the nurse recruiter was not so pleasant and had other things to do than to recruit nurses, for Monmouth Med anyway. Try Kimball, a lot of my classmates were hired there. i would be very persistent, follow up with letters, calls, etc.
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    New Grad & No one will hire me

    Well, someone finally hired me! It's not the hospital. Not one of the hospitals here in Monmouth Cty and the surrounding area, was willing to hire a new grad! I find this very disappointing. Any how, I accepted a position as a dialysis nurse. After meeting the managers, touring the facility and learning about my benefits, this is definitely a better fit than the hospital for me. i guess in the end, things always happen for a reason. thanks to everyone here
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    New Grad & No one will hire me

    Thanks everyone for responding. I'm still looking, applying, calling, to everything at this point etc. I'm in Monmouth county, nj. one of the hospitals, even advertised specialty in the er and or for new grads. They lied! I'm not sure what is going here, if it is me, the area or just the wrong time. everyone wants experience, i'm a new grad nurse, i have experience in clinicals and my intership, where else can i get experience if no one hires me?!
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    New Grad to OR?

    In NJ most ask that you have some have med/surg experience, at least one year. Also, some of the hospitals will offer a training program for employees to transfer to the OR.
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    New Grad & No one will hire me

    Thanks for the encouragement :) I have started to apply to LTC's, offices are not hiring, most are asking for MA's or LPN's. It really is slim pickin's around here..... i'm just waiting to hear, now, from the LTC's.
  9. I have never applied to so many jobs and not receive a response. Follow up letters and phone calls have been made. references used. what else can I do? I need to start working. Any advice? I am truly beginning to believe, I just wasted away 30000 dollars and 5 yrs of school for nothing. I was so excited to become a nurse, something I have always wanted and finally had a chance at it. I thought nursing was different than your average positions. nurses are suppose to help each other, teach each other, and grow together, what happened? NJ nursing shortage? hospitals advertise they will take new nurses on their career sites, but they lie. All they want are experienced nurses. well guess what, when you fall short of staff in the few years the industry is predicting, all their will be are NEW NURSES! TRAIN THE NEW GRADS NOW AND START PREPARING FOR THE RETIREMENT LOSS NOW! I don't understand. Thanks for letting me vent. :)
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    New grad looking for job....

    I have never heard of any hospital near me having specific 'new grad orientation'. In some of the other forums, I came across various states that offer residency programs for new nurses, but definitely not NJ. Some friends of mine just got hired at Kimball Medical Center. Not my first choice, but apparently they are willing to take on a lot of new nurses. (I have had some not so nice experiences in that area and am choosing not to apply there). If anyone has more info of the orientations or residency programs, please let us know where to find them. Thank you. Christine
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    New grad looking for job....

    I too am a recent grad, associate degree. I started to apply after I knew I passed the NCLEX. Just like you, it seems I am the only one w/o a job! The local newspapers have not had anything for RN's. I have been using Monster.com, CareerBuilder and the hospital career sites. I have been told, the best thing to do, is follow up on your apps. Send a letter or call to find the status of the app. What county are you in? check out meridian health, saint barnabas health care system if you haven't already. Best of luck to you. Christine
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    What should I do?

    Hi, I am a recent nursing grad in NJ. about 1/4 of my classmates also had 4 yr degree in another area of study. my best advice to you, would be to enter an associate program, then transfer directly to a BSN program. Most schools offer a 'bridge' program now. They also give you the option to test out of required courses. Check out the local hospitals, some offer training as a nursing assistant (CNA) or Patient Care Associate (PCA). That will give you training in patient care, phlebotomy for some, tuition reimbursment and the advantage of already working in the hospital. hope that helps. christine
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    New nurse in the OR

    Thank you.
  14. cmh25

    Failed Nclex

    http://www.caring4u.com has lots of information, questions. i bought some of my books from barnes and noble,used. check out ebay or amazon.com. or if it is an option, borrow what you can from friends, instructors or the library
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    New nurse in the OR

    Hi, I am hoping to begin my career in the OR. I applied to a local hospital who will hire new grads or transfers in the OR. Assuming I get the position, I would like to be as prepared as possible even for the interview ( if I get that) ( I'm trying to be hopeful! haha) Can you offer any advice in regards for preparing for this? books? magazines? certifications? Thanks Christine
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