I'm in my senior year of RN school. I tried to get a intern position with several local hospitals but have not received an email or phone call. I am desperate need to obtain some type of medical skill training so I have taken a postion as PCT part time to at least get some type of medical experience while working along side nurses.
Is there any thing else I can do in the horrible nurse job market. When I graduate I will have over 1 yr experience as a PCT. Will that make any difference once I begin to apply for RN positons?
In the Memphis market there are too many RN programs for the amount of positions that come open and everybody wants a year of nursing experince. I know several nurses that work at 2 different hospitals and I keep thinking that those extra postions that these nurses are doing should be filled by a new nurse to gain expereince. Why are new nurse grads treated so badly?