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lifelearningrn has 4 years experience and works as a Mom, wife, nurse.

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I have a few questions for all of you new grads..

1. When did you graduate?

2. Do you have a BSN or ADN?

3. Are you still looking for work?

4. If not, how long did it take you to find a job?

5. If you don't mind my asking, those who are working, what type of job or floor do you work on.

Thanks y'all. This is just straight on curiosity. :)

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JSlice. has 5 years experience and works as a RN-Emergency Room.

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1. when did you graduate? may 2010 :yeah:

2. do you have a bsn or adn? adn :nurse:

3. are you still looking for work? no :anpom:

4. if not, how long did it take you to find a job? i precepted in the area before i graduated, so they had an idea of my work ethics. foot in the door, i guess i should say. the director of the er was talking to me about hiring me before i even graduated.

5. if you don't mind my asking, those who are working, what type of job or floor do you work on. er!!! :redbeathe

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When did you graduate? May 2010 :yelclap:

2. Do you have a BSN or ADN? ADN, working on BSN now :nurse:

3. Are you still looking for work? Yes. We moved right after I graduated so any foot-in-the door I had was left behind. I'm starting over from scratch. If we had not moved, I would've been working 2 months ago. Everyone I talk to now says they want 1-3 years experience or are not hiring new grads AT ALL right now.

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I have a few questions for all of you new grads..

1. When did you graduate? APRIL 2010

2. Do you have a BSN or ADN? ADN

3. Are you still looking for work? Technically, yes, because I am underemployed right now

4. If not, how long did it take you to find a job? It took me 5 months after graduation to land a part-time/no benefits/LVN job (and I also have an RN)

5. If you don't mind my asking, those who are working, what type of job or floor do you work on? Currently I work for a weight loss clinic, but I am interviewing for my dream job in L&D next week

Thanks y'all. This is just straight on curiosity. :)

Its a tough job market out there!

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Sl1011 works as a RN.

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1. when did you graduate? aug 6th

 

2. do you have a bsn or adn? adn

 

3. are you still looking for work? nope :)

 

4. if not, how long did it take you to find a job? umm... i applied to several hospitals and none of them were contacting me. i started applying in late june/early july to these hospitals. i got annoyed that no one was contacting me, so i started faxing resumes to doctor's offices. well, i faxed a resume on a friday late in july, and 3 minutes had passed and i got a call from that office!!! she asked me to come in for an interview on monday, and that she was just thinking about hiring a nurse and then she got my fax :) so i went in for my interview on monday, and tuesday afternoon i got a phone call offering me the job at the family practice!! it's right by my house and it's actually my family practice :p i couldn't believe how it worked out. i start sept 13th.

 

5. if you don't mind my asking, those who are working, what type of job or floor do you work on. i haven't started yet, but it's at a large family practice. there are 5 locations, and she is putting me at the one near my house. they do a lot in there.. have their own lab, do ecgs, meds, small procedures, etc. so i'll be able to do some skills.. just not what i had hoped for if i would have gotten a job in the hospital. but i'm very happy with this, b/c i just had a baby 4 days before graduation... so this mon-fri position is great for now.

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jadu1106 has 4 years experience and works as a RN.

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congratulations!! :)

1. when did you graduate? aug 6th

2. do you have a bsn or adn? adn

3. are you still looking for work? nope :)

4. if not, how long did it take you to find a job? umm... i applied to several hospitals and none of them were contacting me. i started applying in late june/early july to these hospitals. i got annoyed that no one was contacting me, so i started faxing resumes to doctor's offices. well, i faxed a resume on a friday late in july, and 3 minutes had passed and i got a call from that office!!! she asked me to come in for an interview on monday, and that she was just thinking about hiring a nurse and then she got my fax :) so i went in for my interview on monday, and tuesday afternoon i got a phone call offering me the job at the family practice!! it's right by my house and it's actually my family practice :p i couldn't believe how it worked out. i start sept 13th.

5. if you don't mind my asking, those who are working, what type of job or floor do you work on. i haven't started yet, but it's at a large family practice. there are 5 locations, and she is putting me at the one near my house. they do a lot in there.. have their own lab, do ecgs, meds, small procedures, etc. so i'll be able to do some skills.. just not what i had hoped for if i would have gotten a job in the hospital. but i'm very happy with this, b/c i just had a baby 4 days before graduation... so this mon-fri position is great for now.

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lifelearningrn has 4 years experience and works as a Mom, wife, nurse.

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1. when did you graduate? aug 6th

2. do you have a bsn or adn? adn

3. are you still looking for work? nope :)

4. if not, how long did it take you to find a job? umm... i applied to several hospitals and none of them were contacting me. i started applying in late june/early july to these hospitals. i got annoyed that no one was contacting me, so i started faxing resumes to doctor's offices. well, i faxed a resume on a friday late in july, and 3 minutes had passed and i got a call from that office!!! she asked me to come in for an interview on monday, and that she was just thinking about hiring a nurse and then she got my fax :) so i went in for my interview on monday, and tuesday afternoon i got a phone call offering me the job at the family practice!! it's right by my house and it's actually my family practice :p i couldn't believe how it worked out. i start sept 13th.

5. if you don't mind my asking, those who are working, what type of job or floor do you work on. i haven't started yet, but it's at a large family practice. there are 5 locations, and she is putting me at the one near my house. they do a lot in there.. have their own lab, do ecgs, meds, small procedures, etc. so i'll be able to do some skills.. just not what i had hoped for if i would have gotten a job in the hospital. but i'm very happy with this, b/c i just had a baby 4 days before graduation... so this mon-fri position is great for now.

wow!! i think this turned out awesome for you. sometimes fate has a way of working things out for us. congratulations.

also, perhaps your technique of faxing apps will help others. thanks for sharing.

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hiddencatRN works as a Registered Nurse.

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1. When did you graduate? *September 2010 (just graduated!!!)*

2. Do you have a BSN or ADN? *BSN*

3. Are you still looking for work? *Yes. Some of my classmates already have jobs lined up though, which gives me hope since I only just graduated.*

I'm going to be a little picky at first before opening up to any experience I've decided. I really would love to do ER nursing. We'll see!

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1. when did you graduate? may 2010

2. do you have a bsn or adn? msn (master's entry, so new rn)

3. are you still looking for work? no

4. if not, how long did it take you to find a job?we moved across the country right after graduation, but i pretty much got hired for the first job i applied for- i think it was around 3 weeks from application through interview and job offer.

5. if you don't mind my asking, those who are working, what type of job or floor do you work on. i haven't started yet, but i will be on a med/ surg floor in a large, public, teaching hospital. i hear it's really busy but a great place to get experience.

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UDM2010 works as a RN.

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1. When did you graduate? May 2010

2. Do you have a BSN or ADN? BSN

3. Are you still looking for work? Nope

4. If not, how long did it take you to find a job? Worked as a Student Nurse in ED until I got a RN position in August on a mother/baby unit and had to turn down a job in the ED, will get a second job there after my 6 months on my current job which I start next week (Yayyy!)

5. If you don't mind my asking, those who are working, what type of job or floor do you work on. Mother/Baby

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TNnurse works as a Nursing.

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1. When did you graduate? May 2010

2. Do you have a BSN or ADN? ADN and will start working toward BSN next year

3. Are you still looking for work? No

4. If not, how long did it take you to find a job? Passed NCLEX in July and will start work mid September

5. If you don't mind my asking, those who are working, what type of job or floor do you work on. I will be working at a large hospital on the Oncology unit. Pray and be patience because the job market is tough. Prepare yourself before the interview and do research about the unit that you are interviewing for. Remember to have a positive attitude and show CONFIDENCE during the interview. Good Luck!!

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Carrie_MTC has 3 years experience and works as a ER Nurse.

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1. when did you graduate? june 2010

2. do you have a bsn or adn? adn

3. are you still looking for work? yes, i was hired as a home health nurse 3 weeks ago but i'm still looking for a hospital position.

4. if not, how long did it take you to find a job? i was hired the week after i became licensed, i think they only hired me out of guilt though b/c i worked there throughout nursing school as an aide. they didn't really need another nurse, i'm only doing 10 visits a week, which equals out to about 7 hours per week.

5. if you don't mind my asking, those who are working, what type of job or floor do you work on. home health

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