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Please share some creative ways you have recruited that you believe work better than the traditional ads and open houses.

I have created positions such as 24 hours Supervising and 16 hours Charge Nurse to get a hard to fill position filled.

What works for you?


Specializes in LTC.

Question - what does a 24 hour Supervising position entail? That 24 hour business would frighten me off unless you've described more info.

3 8 hour shifts as a Supervisor and 2 8 hour shifts as a Charge Nurse

CapeCodMermaid, RN

Specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health. Has 30 years experience.

We were extremely staff challenged this summer...3 nurses out on maternity leave (don't drink the water) and 4 LPNs who all went back to school to be RNs. We tried an open house, Craigslist ads, website applications. We hired one new grad from a local RN program...honestly we all bent over backward to make her orientation wonderful and make her feel welcome. The next week, 2 more women from her class came to apply, the week after, 3 more and today 2 more. I've filled all the slots! They all know each other so they don't feel so alone.

Do you have a local nursing school? Call the dean and ask if you can post your positions on their web site or at least give them your info for them to post.


Specializes in LTC.

To OP - Even you providing your answer still didn't clear up your post to me. Duh ... All of a sudden the bell rang ... Got it now.

I was thinking how could someone work 24 hours??

Handslap to forehead! :arghh:

Edited by amoLucia

Thank you CC. I just hired a Nursing Student as a C.N.A. I have thought about doing what you are saying. I will get on that.

AmoLucia.....that is quite okay :)