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by kjmathews kjmathews (New Member) New Member

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I've been reading so much about New Grads not being able to get jobs. I'm getting discouraged.

If you've had a good experience getting your first job and got hired rather quickly, can you please post?

Thanks!!

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dolphn545 specializes in Peds HH, LTC.

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I was hired a few weeks before graduation. Now I'm just waiting on my temporary practice permit to show up online to start.

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Hello,

What's a temporary practice permit?

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dolphn545 specializes in Peds HH, LTC.

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Temporary Practice Permit is a permit that allows you to work after graduation and until you take your state boards, up to one year. It cost (in my state) $35. I am hired as a GPN (graduate practical nurse) until I sit for and pass the state boards, making me a LPN.

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Unfortunately, in Massachusetts, you can't work as a grad nurse. :o You have to be licensed to work as a nurse here.

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dolphn545 specializes in Peds HH, LTC.

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Do they at least allow you to interview with facilities and the facility will "hold" a job for you until you are licensed? Also, is your state online (to view results) so you can begin quicker?

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Yes, most (if not all?) facilities around here will hire you before graduating and will hold your position until you pass the boards. Massachusetts does do quick results online for NCLEX, so you can find out your results in 48 hours! Many hospitals in the state start interviews for new graduate positions in January/February for May graduates. It's just more difficult to land a new grad position in the Boston area! Maybe part of the reason is because there are so many nursing schools in the area so there are so many applicants?

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I got a job within a few weeks. I took my boards 1 week after graduation though. I know a lot of my friends are still waiting to take their boards, but have jobs on hold. GET YOUR RESUME OUT NOW, if you have not already done so. There are a lot of new grads right now, so you need to be aggressive. Good luck.

jess

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AnnieOaklyRN is a BSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in ED, Pedi Vasc access, Paramedic serving 6 towns.

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I had a job in MA by the end of March, graduated May 18th, took NCLEX june 18th (passed thankfully), and start new job July 18th....

Swtooth

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I'm an LVN, so finding a job is hard. The hospital I did my clinicals on has a student nurse program, which allows us to work there under a CNA scope of practice, but we have the oportunity to float from floor to floor , watch procedures, talk to drs, check charts, plus study for the NCLEX. When we get our license we are guaranteed a job there.

The permit you are talking about is called Interim Permit here in California. It allows you to work as a nurse until you take your boards. If you pass yay! you can keep working as a nurse...maybe get a raise? I dunno. If you don't pass, you lose your job, and the permit. The permit is a one time deal, and it lasts until you take your boards, after that it is no good anymore.

Hope I made myself clear, it has been a long day :)

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I've been reading so much about New Grads not being able to get jobs. I'm getting discouraged.

If you've had a good experience getting your first job and got hired rather quickly, can you please post?

Thanks!!

I got into the first new grad program that I applied to just a few weeks after graduation. My class mates from Simmons have all had positive experiences as well, in fact I haven't heard of anyone having a hard time finding employment. Good luck!

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Hi...I applied for my new job about a month before I took my boards and was hired and my job was saved for me. I didnt realize that you could apply for a job before I graduated! Lucky I found that info out. Others in my graduating class did the same.

Good luck.

-Kelley

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