Finding work as a new grad nurse?
Hello. I am currently a pre-nursing student but I am curious about life right after nursing school. How long has it taken you to get your first nursing job after school? I often hear about the rising demand of nurses but I also hear new nurses often have a hard time getting work. #nursing #nurse #registered-nurses
I agree above with what everyone else had said. I definitely will tell you with anything in nursing these days it all appears to be about the experience but everybody starts somewhere. I agree, I would say if you already know what interest you during your nursing school, I would definitely network, network, and definitely try to establish connect. For instance, if you know that ICU or ED is something you want, then I would even make contact with the director or manager of the unit and let them know you are interested when you are done. Another thing I recently learned, that I had no idea is look into attendign your states, legislative day. I recently attended one in KS, and wow..... all I can say it their are plenty of recruiters there so either bring a resume or bring some type of plan to interview and give them your contact information. I attended our Kansas State Nurses Association legistlative day just recently and it was great for networking so look into options and if you know which department or unit you want to work for I'd say start networking and establishing your interest with their leadership!
Hope this helps!
otito recommends the following next steps:
As a nursing student you will encounter several clinical experiences. My best advice would be to find which experience gives you the best feel of what you could see doing. The best way to get a job after nursing school is to network with your peers and professors.
Danielle Trosclair Williams, RN, BSN
Dr. Darnelle’s Answer
Finding the type of nursing career you want versus who is willing to hire you will be hard. Most hospitals now participate in new nurse residency programs.
My advice, first know what type of nursing interest you or where you would like to work when your done with school. Once you have an idea, begin to network, volunteer, and inquire about those healthcare facility new nurse hiring process.