There is hope!

Nurses New Nurse


I was offered a full-time job this morning on a progressive care unit at a local hospital.:yeah: I have a couple of things to say.

First, I want to thank all the wonderful people on for such great advice and feedback. Especially Daytonite (spelling?), I don't think I would have made it through nursing school without her(?). I will continue to look here for support throughout my RN career.

Second, I want to tell all the new grads who can't find a job that there is hope! I read many posts here about how hard it is to find a job for the past couple of years and it can be quite discouraging to say the least. In fact, I didn't even get around to applying to very many places due to my negative outlook. I think the KEY is: don't rely on corporate HR to call you back about an application. If you are interested in a job, apply for the position online as instructed, but you also need to figure out who the manager of that dept. is, get their contact info, and send your resume with a nice cover letter to them as well. That is why I got the job, while I'm sure many others didn't get interviewed. Hope that helps. Oh, I also have no healthcare experience besides nursing school. I come from retail! And this area of Virginia is known to be over-saturated with new grads as well. So it CAN be done! Good luck out there. Stay positive!

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

Congratulations!! I'm really happy for you. I hope you enjoy your new job!! :) Did you find one that wasn't too far from home? I know you were looking in a pretty wide radius.

Congratulations. I am happy for you as well.

Thanks! I found one not to far (40 min. drive each way).


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