Hi all, I graduated in May and became licensed in mid July. I have applied to 50-60 positions, mostly hospitals, and have been denied from almost all of them..the ones I havent been denied from are still being reviewed. I have exhausted all of my connections in hospitals, dialysis, and corrections and nothing has really panned out anywhere.
I was offered a position at a privately owned skilled facility in a nice area. A family friend of mine works there and was able to get me an interview with the director. It was voted top 20 in the greater region that I live in. The director met with me in an informal interview and although they are not actively hiring, was willing to offer me a per diem position that would grow into full time in the coming months. He even offered me the salary I asked for.
I have been told countless horror stories about SNFs and even heard countless more horror stories about accepting positions as a new grad outside of acute care
And frankly I am very terrified to accept this position, but am hard up on money and need to start working sooner rather than later. Is this going to be a career suicide move?