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Why it’s so hard to get your first job as a new RN grad?


October 1st, 2021

Don’t get discouraged. It took me 6 months to find my first job and I applied to over 142 jobs. It will happen. I would t recommend staring outside of the hospital setting if that’s where you want to be because hospitals don’t consider any work outside of acute care hospital settings as experience. So if you sign on to a home Heath job thinking you might have an easier avenue to getting hired on at a hospital with a year of that experience, it won’t happen. They will make you start from scratch like you are a new grad all over. So if you want a hospital job then stick out for the hospital job.

Just keep applying. You will get in somewhere. Then once you have a year of experience your doors to other opportunities start opening a lot more. Get that year and you can move where ever you want.

March 9th, 2022

It is so hard for you to get your first RN job as a new grad because everyone is looking for ready made RN as if their wasn’t a first in everything, they are not willing to train you but they want when u have experience to come and work for them. How are you going to get that experience if no one is willing to give you?

October 13th, 2021

Where I live in the Tulsa, OK area there wasn’t any problem at all. In fact one of our large hospitals has a program called the IPDU, inter professional development unit, which is great for new nurses and gives you a year with a preceptor on a med-surg flooe. You have your own preceptor for 6 months that is always with you and then for 6 months you are on your own but they still are there to help you with anything and make sure you are doing well. Then the last couple ok than of your year there you start shadowing in other departments of interest to see where you’d like to work. It’s a brilliant program. I think every hospital should implement programs like this one.

February 17th, 2022

Training new nurses is expensive and time consuming. If a unit has several open positions and they fill them all with new grads, who typically end up on nights, it greatly dilutes the pool of experience. My PICU stopped hiring new grads when we realized the most experienced nurse on one night only had 2 year's of experience and she was in charge of newer nurses that were taking care of very complex kids; she spent all her time supporting/mentoring the nurses and praying her advice was correct. You burn nurses out quickly that way when they don't feel supported, then they leave and taking all their new training with them.

March 31st, 2022

Because they are looking for experienced nurses, but noone is born with experience.

October 1st, 2021

Hi there, it all depends on locality. Many larger facilities are in dire need of critical care nurses, they will take new grads. That’s how I started. I started in PICU, and did a lot of cross training to NICU, PEDS and then ended up on the Resource team. Now, I am a flight nurse.

My recommendation is, depending what’s open, be open to any department to get your foot in the door and apply early.

Have a great day and congratulations on your new career!!!

Eric

March 19th, 2022

Bias against school attended, Bias against person/ethnic name. Clicks in workplace hiring only like them. Draconian hiring practice/hoops.

June 18th, 2022

Everyone is looking for experience but how do you gain it if doors aren’t opened to allow the opportunity to learn and grow.

March 30th, 2022

I don’t it is hard to get a first job as a new RN unless you are choosy. There are lots of jobs in medical- surgical nursing and they will hire you right away without much experience.

October 11th, 2021

Training a new nurse is very time consuming. Brace yourself, in most citations, your co-workers may not be gentle or gracious because you are new. Don't let that discourage you.

You will make mistakes. EVERYONE has made mistakes. Learn from them and keep your head high.

June 27th, 2022

From someone who has been an RN for many years (35+) and having served in many types of administrative positions, the general reason it is difficulty to get that first RN job is because as a new RN graduate, there is a lack of experience and/or knowledge to perform the job expectations. What is learned in nursing school is not always the reality of what will happen in the 'real world'. Nursing schools have a tendency to teach to the test (NCLEX) for attrition and passage rates (schools get less dollars for lower pass rates).

Also, while a lot of new nurses want to go straight into specialty units (ICU, Cardiac, etc.) new RNs would be better served to start out on a med-surg floor, serve at least a year and when those essential skills have been learned, then hiring managers will be more apt to hire an RN into job openings requiring more skill and understanding of caring for the patient. The new RN needs a good, solid foundation of the basics.

Although this may not be a popular viewpoint, with the current severe nursing shortage, it is my opinion that new RN graduates are just being put into a role just to have a 'warm body' there. Companies are doing a disservice to themselves, the new graduate and the patient. Nursing is so much more.

Take heart though. As a new RN graduate you have entered into a profession that, while the job may be physically and emotionally demanding sometimes, you will also know that you are making a difference - a difference that matters. Never give up and thank you for answering the call to be a nurse.

June 29th, 2022

Don't get discouraged. I am a nurse manager, and I can tell you first hand I am constantly getting online new grad applications. Sometimes, I can't get to them all. A few things that stand out to me are where you did your preceptorship as a student nurse. I am in the ED, so people who have all of their clinical say in L&D will tend to overlook that application. I also look for volunteer experience in the hospital. The new grad who has gotten my attention and has no hospital or ED experience is the one who finds ways to track me down either by email (I love this connection the best) or in person. The last few I would have typically overlooked went out of their way to track down my email and request a 15-minute appointment to submit their application. I loved this because, as managers, we are so busy that the random pop into my office can be a disruption. The email, which may take 2-3 times, shows perseverance and sets you apart from the rest.

Good Luck and Keep Trying!
Cathy

April 10th, 2022

What do you want? My advise: Do not put the ball in their court. You are the one with the license and the skills, what do you bring that will have them calling you? Refresh you resume, does it really reflect you? What job excites YOU? What have you done to move you into your dream job? What is going to make you stand out from all the rest of the candidates. Find the job you want at whatever hospital you want, look at the qualifications and work backwards. If you want an ICU/Transport/First Assist job, you will need experience and certifications in certain areas for example. Then meet with the Nurse Manager of that area, let them know you are inspired and would love to work in that area in the future, reveal your plan to get there, get their advise. When you interview for the first step to your dream job interview, let them know: I met with the nurse manager, this is my first step, my goal is....... I have my BLS, ACLS, PALS etc. Graduating from Nursing school is just the beginning. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO? Make a dream board and make it a reality. "Be That Nurse"

June 29th, 2022

I have been a nurse for 40 years and during my career I have seen nursing change in such a way to meet today’s healthcare demands that honestly no one wants to take the time to train, let alone a new nurse, but a new grad. New grads should have a few years of hospital experience under their belt before they decide to venture into a specialty. This will give them a heads up, some experience and hands on skills that they have and be able to being something to the table on their next job venture. Training a new grad is not only time consuming, but also very expensive for the employer. Lastly, more often than not, once the nurse has been trained, they venture forward to another job. Which is also another hesitation on the employers part. The key is to be honest, transparent, available, eager, and humble. Even after 40 years I still learn something new all the time. Don’t give up.

May 16th, 2022

I’ve been a nurse for 33 years and part of that has been in management. While it has been a long time since I was a “new grad “, I have hired and not hired many new grads. As with most jobs, you are looking for someone who has previous work experience in the job for which they are applying. New grads may not have that luxury because they may not have the job experience yet. However, they can have previous experience in the healthcare field. For example, I might be inclined to hire a new grad who has had previous experience as a CNA, unit secretary, housekeeper, personal home attendant or phlebotomist. Even someone who has done volunteer work at the hospital would have some concept of the way things work

April 7th, 2022

Look for hospitals that have intern programs. It's not like other internships, you work as a paid RN. A lot of them will allow you to work as a GN until you pass the NCLEX. Apply where you did clinical rotations, as well.

February 19th, 2022

I started my first job is in new graduate or in I started my first job in a city owned hospital, (NYC),as a new RN graduate, the private hospitals would not take me without a year experience in the city hospitals. Once I did that year experience in a city hospital there was no stopping me.
That experienced open the door for me to any hospital I desired.

September 7th, 2022

As a new grad who finished nursing school during the global pandemic in Washington D.C. I am in an ICU job as my first job outside of nursing school because I was intentional. I also am a former U.S. Army Officer [Infantryman].

I do not believe it’s hard to getting any job that you want if you are willing to relocate. Secondly, due to the impacts that the global pandemic has on our healthcare system, this is a “New Grad Market” because we are not going to work for any hospital just because of a name.

What did I as a New Grad look for during my interviews? It was simple: how supportive was the unit culture towards a black male nurse [and towards other persons of color].
Because as a new grad nurse it’s best to be in an environment that will fully support you instead of chasing the job with a catchy hospitals name.

In short, today's new grad nurses are not the pre-pandemic nurse. We have options because many of facilities cannot keep staff nurses (burn out is real and my heart goes out to those feeling it).

August 26th, 2022

This doesn't help you personally now, but networking during nursing student clinicals is HUGE! Additionally, it is imperative to go out and obtain specialty certifications for the area you are interested in working in. My last semester of nursing school, I did clinicals in ED, I worked HARD, and I took the ACLS and PALS courses while in nursing school (instructor obviously wouldn't give me the certification until after I passed nursing school/the NCLEX). But I took it to get extra knowledge.

One day during clinicals, I dropped into the directors office with a coffee and asked her if I could borrow her some of her time. She was kind enough to share it with me. Then I was strategic with what I said. I told her, "I am very much enjoying my clinical rotation here, it is a dream come true. Becoming an ED nurse is why I went into nursing school. I told her that I recently an ACLS and PALS course and wanted to know if she recommended any other specialty certs to make myself a competitive new grad applicant.
applicant at hospitals.

April 18th, 2022

Don’t get discouraged. It took me 6 months to find my first job and I applied to over 142 jobs. It will happen. I would t recommend staring outside of the hospital setting if that’s where you want to be because hospitals don’t consider any work outside of acute care hospital settings as experience. So if you sign on to a home Heath job thinking you might have an easier avenue to getting hired on at a hospital with a year of that experience, it won’t happen. They will make you start from scratch like you are a new grad all over. So if you want a hospital job then stick out for the hospital job.

Just keep applying. You will get in somewhere. Then once you have a year of experience your doors to other opportunities start opening a lot more. Get that year and you can move where ever you want.

October 11th, 2021

Well I started back in 2000 I had already been working at UC Davis Medical Center as a Pharmacy Technician and so I guess I had some seniority on selection of my first job. You can also try a Nursing agency and do temp-to hire Nursing and they will put you in jobs for x amount of weeks and you can gain training and experience that way.

June 17th, 2022

Lack of experience

May 25th, 2022

It’s very difficult to get that acute hospital experience as a new grad because hospital systems need to ensure that you can adequately care for patients in an acute setting. It’s so difficult because you can’t gain experience without someone giving you an opportunity.

April 23rd, 2022

I’m not a new grad, however I am an RN BSN with 6 years experience, who chose to take 20 years off to stay home and raise my 2 daughters, (one of whom has special needs). I am now trying to re-enter the work force and feel as if I’m being punished for choosing to stay home & raise my own kids. I still have my degree, 6 years experience working in 3
states in a variety of areas. I also want to say that the boards I was on for 15 years, the philanthropic work I did, caring for 3 family members in our homes until they passed, etc. taught me management skills, communication, the inner workings of a facility for exceptional people, gave me the opportunity to work closely with our representative, contribute writings to our House and Senate, speak before the House and Senate, and hone a number of skills I would never have learned working in any of the jobs I held for 6 years. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be recognized or important to employers today. It seems as if they would rather hire a cookie cutter employee than look holistically at what the applicant can bring to the table. As for new grads, just like why they won’t hire me - apparent they would rather look for an employee for 6 months, than hire someone like myself, or a new grad, and train them for 6 weeks .

April 6th, 2022

Depends on where you are. In downtown Chicago, our new grad hires say they are getting to choose from multiple offers.

April 4th, 2022

Because employers prefer to hire RN’s with experience as they don’t have to be trained as rigorously and they have an understanding of the workplace environment and what is expected of them. Further, RN’s with previous experience bring unique perspectives and pre-honed skills to their new workplaces creating a more diverse community of nurses.

March 20th, 2022

Most Employers s seek for candidates with a year or more experience. If the new nurses don’t get this chance where will the experience come from?
Employers don’t want to spend money training a new grad.

October 10th, 2021

I found a job 2 weeks after I graduated pending license. It depends on your area.

August 9th, 2022

First, do you have a recommendation letter from one of your nursing instructors? If not, get one.
Second, do you have work experience with people/elderly/ children? If so, be sure to state that and give examples of great communication/ encounters.
Third, do you have a nurse mentor? Someone you admire/ someone who is willing to guide you?
I would be willing to assist you in any way I can!
Feel free to reach out.
Kerry
RN of 25+ years

June 14th, 2022

Not sure where you are but I’ll hire you! St. Louis Mo!

June 10th, 2022

Look at a hospital with a nurse residency program. Most major health systems have them. In my experience you get a decent orientation and additional courses (along with an evidenced based project). Good luck!!!!

June 9th, 2022

Unfortunately the turn over and lack of seasoned staff is making it difficult for facilities to provide preceptorship that is consistent with the quality being in dire needs for new staff. Travelers are also a great alternative but the cost for prolong is prohibitive and sometimes they are utilized to orient and not being vested are not carrying on the ideals and goals of the facility for long term retention of new grads

May 19th, 2022

I was lucky to have a local hospital who had a great new grad program. Everyone in my group had been hired a few months prior to graduation. I know others who started with an internship our senior year. Do you not have anything like that near you?
I also had a professor who really pushed starting in med/surg to get a good foundation before going into any specialty and 19 years later I am so glad I followed her advice.

April 6th, 2022

The American associates of colleges of Nursing states, "Within 4 to 6 months of completing their programs, 94% of BSN graduates and 92% of MSN graduates have secured job offers." This proves that most RN graduate nurses are finding positions, only not quite as quickly as they would like to. The best thing you can do is to network with other students and your professors. Networking is a wonderful way to find out where the jobs are. I also suggest you continue with Incredible Health! They are incredible.

September 7th, 2022

Before Covid , it was almost impossible to get a job as new graduate. Because of nurses shortage and more demands, the hospitals have more funds for training.

August 31st, 2022

Most jobs want nurses with experience because it costs a lot to train someone fresh from ground 0, but just highlight your skills and emphasize that you pick things up easily. Residencies can help bridge this gap but usually require commitment to that company for x number of years.

August 14th, 2022

To be completely honest, I think you aren't looking in the right place. I've been a nurse for 17 long hard years now. I've been working as traveler about a year now. Every hospital I've been to is desperate for new grad's!! Unfortunately many hospitals looking to tighten their budgets want to get rid of expensive experienced nurses and travelers, and fill all those gaps with inexpensive new grad's.

Find a hospital with a new grad residency program, they usually allow some specialization, but not necessarily an ICU training position. The one I'm familiar with is Versant. They have a structured 6 month program to train new grads to be confident at the bedside. It is worth the commute to find good training!

We are living in dangerous times these days, I would be careful about accepting the first offer if it doesn't offer serious training! COVID has really changed how hospitals function in so many ways. Good luck to you.

June 25th, 2022

Sometimes employers need Nurses with speciality which makes new graduates unable to be employed

April 8th, 2022

Go to the place you did your clinicals. If you were good at it, they hire new grads because you have already started learning their policies and procedures. If that isn’t an option, look into residency programs. The jobs are out there so it depends on what you are looking for.

March 27th, 2022

Experience

February 13th, 2022

Its because of no experiences

February 6th, 2022

maybe its because of the quality of the resume and the lack of experience

October 16th, 2021

I guess it depends where you live. Where I live they give big sign on bonuses because they want the new nurses. You have to sign a contract to stay 2 years or you have to pay it all back but $8000-$10,000 isn't bad.. You can hang on for 2 years.

November 29th, 2022

50% of a hospital budget (or more) is nursing they don’t wanna put out the money - there have been many “shortages” but not much improvement in ratios.
Apply to major medical centers and start w med surg- it’s very challenging - you’ll learn a ton and it’ll help u decide whatever else you’d like to do w your future

November 26th, 2022

Prime healthcare hires new grads. Centinela in Inglewood, California and St Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, California will hire you.

November 22nd, 2022

I had very little trouble getting a job. I actually accepted a neuro ICU position about 6 months before I graduated. Part of that was that I did an pre-licensure apprenticeship with that company. That said, I never ended up starting that position as I applied and accepted a better position at a different hospital.

November 22nd, 2022

It's hard to get job as new graduate because everyone one wants good results but not willing to teach new people.l,so how will you get experience ☺️

November 15th, 2022

Because unfortunately many companies require experience. therefore block it for the newly educated

November 14th, 2022

It is hard to get a first job as RN because of lack of relevant experience and certification courses like BLS, PALS , ACLS trainings.

November 1st, 2022

I think the main reason is because of lack of experience.

October 24th, 2022

Try a nurse residency program. Great way to get extended training and a foot in the door. Most hospitals have programs now. (I did a one-year program through the Veterans Administration).

October 20th, 2022

I went through the residency program when I started my new job. I thought that might be the easy way to get into the hospital and prove myself . Becoming a nurse during the pandemic was a plus because everywhere needed nurses at the time .

October 16th, 2022

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October 16th, 2022

Because employers want experienced nurses. As a new RN you have no experience.

September 23rd, 2022

Because every job description states about working experience

September 21st, 2022

It’s not. You may not get all of “popular” specialized areas your first year, like ICU or L&D, but there are many many jobs where you can gain experience and in a year move on to ICU or L&D.

September 21st, 2022

Right now there are a lot of places needing nurses that have experience making it difficult to hire new grads. As a manager I would want to be able to train the new grad appropriately and not have to use a nurse that is already new training a new grad it is not fair to either of them. This is one reason I find that it is difficult. It also depends on where you are looking and wanting to work.

September 15th, 2022

I think it is probably a lack of experience. When I was a new grad I could not find a job either, until I had worked as a teaching assistant for a few months. I had worked before for my Dad’s lawn care company and my church’s nursery for several years, but I hadn’t worked at a real company before. I also find that I do better if I dress in scrubs, not business casual. I think maybe it’s that “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Also, just apply for everything that you are even remotely interested in. My first nursing job was actually at an assisted living, which I wasn’t sure I would like, but it turned out well. Good luck! Also, don’t be afraid to change jobs if you find that the job is not working out for you. I know it’s scary when you’ve already been looking for a long time, but your mental health is important, too

September 14th, 2022

Ellen FNP-MSN 19 years

Getting a job as a new RN grad was not hard. As a new RN grad, I easily found a job in a tele floor. I learned so much and I realized that the turnover was high. Few new grads stayed some even walked out. At my work, there were new grads who were bold enough to start in the ICU DOU or ER! And if those areas are short, they don't care if you're new. They'll hire you. Scary though as a patient.

September 11th, 2022

With the nursing shortage, it seems crazy to have trouble, but as others have said, perhaps it's the area? I just called the nurse recruiter at the hospital I wanted to work at and asked what the new grad positions are. I'd suggest calling the nurse recruiter at the hospitals and then applying to those units. Teaching hospitals may be a good choice as they are already set up for residents and may be more receptive to new grads.

September 10th, 2022

Being a nurse for 29 years as House Supervisor, Charge Nurse and preceptor in ICU, with new grad RNs there is a lack of experience and/or knowledge to perform the job expectations. Some Employer doesn’t want to spend more time on orientation which is typically 12 weeks especially if it’s busy they don’t have time to keep Orienting new grad. Where are as hiring seasoned nurses with higher pay at least orientation process is shorter and have more critical thinking which we all needed.

September 7th, 2022

Because of experiences

September 6th, 2022

Depends where you do your preceptorship. We also have a StaRN program which our new grads go through for about 6 months before orienting to the floor.

September 5th, 2022

Getting it

September 4th, 2022

I think it's difficult sometimes to get the first Job as a new RN graduate because some employers do not want to spend their resources training the new nurse especially when they need an experienced nurse for immediate employment.

September 4th, 2022

Some have no difficulty at all, most of the time it's due to not being licensed. Newly graduated Nurses need to have patience and understanding that even with a shortage of nurses in the U.S. jobs may not be easy to come by. Multicare is committed to a diversely equalized culture amongst everyone being taylored to a specific position(s) to meet our canadates personal and professional needs.

September 1st, 2022

When I did clinicals… I got palsy (friendly) with staff …one manager said when you graduate please contact me…. I did and got my first job as community nurse at a big Boston clinic … from there you become hireable and got a hospital job

September 1st, 2022

If you don’t mind relocating, the Gulf coast of Alabama has beautiful white sand beaches to enjoy on your off time and the hospitals in Mobile, Fairhope, and Foley Alabama are all hiring new grads. Pensecola, Fl would not be too hard to find a position either…

August 26th, 2022

Is very hard to get a reply from them

August 26th, 2022

not difficult

August 14th, 2022

I am actually still working on my endorsement. I already submitted all my paperworks and waiting for my temporary license.

August 13th, 2022

I think it depends on several factors. Were you working in a health care facility while in nursing school?
Are you a BSN or ASN?
Where have you been looking? For general nursing "crash course", a med-surge role. This is often easier to land and it really is terrific general growth.
Hope this helps.

August 11th, 2022

Most institutions are requesting persons with experience because they do not want to pay for long orientation and an RN with experience can be easily transition to take an assignment if staffing is low, although he or she might be on orientation.

August 8th, 2022

As a Manager I found a lot of new grads having difficulty finding jobs in hospital settings as experience was needed. Finding a place that can offer some acute care can help. I had a good number of new grads that worked in our Ambulatory Surgery Center who went on to get hospital jobs in various hospital departments. Don't give up your search and keep applying. But sometimes you have to take what you get in order to get some experience as well as pay the bills. Your opportunity will come.

August 7th, 2022

It is hard for new RN graduates to get their first job due to the fact that they have no experience.

August 3rd, 2022

As a new grad who finds it hard to land a job at a hospital, even if geriatrics are not your thing, it’s easiest to get into your first job at a nursing home. As an RN they are more likely to put you in subacute rehab and within a year a much more desirable resume. That’s how I started working on weekends only, staff nurse at a nursing/rehab facility, quickly went from long term to subacute to charge to fill in supervisor all within 2 years. Home care then hired me per diem. Then I worked one summer at a camp for peds experience. Spent the next 11 years in federal employment in the nursing homes but once in was able yo transfer to all different positions in the hospital. Currently been in Telehealth as a RN care coordinator for the past 4 years. So basically grab experience where you can and then you can always change to another unit, specialty etc! Good luck!

August 3rd, 2022

It depends on where you're applying. I graduated nursing school and was hired by an ENT surgeon. I was told that "surgeons don't like to hire new grads" which is not entirely true. A lot of them like to hire new grads because they can train you to do things they way they want them done.

I think a lot of times new grads also forget to add their nursing school experience to their resume or cover letters. That experience counts!

Don't give up! A no now is just a yes to a better position later!

August 2nd, 2022

We hire new grads at fresenius kidney care if dialysis is an interest

August 2nd, 2022

I am in Clackamas community college getting my degree development for this development for disability for resources for organ

August 2nd, 2022

I've had a diploma 1999ty 9 and oral Washington and I went to an actual Valley college for basic kit for health care but I'm in Clackamas community college and Is Charlotte development and also working turd my degree

August 1st, 2022

Ditto for sure this is so very much yrue !!

July 30th, 2022

i am not a new nurse

July 29th, 2022

Employers probably doubt new graduates experience

July 29th, 2022

It is driven by P&P’s of the organizations AND often home health agencies and post acute organizations often require “1 year experience”. But how are they to acquire 1 year of no one can hire new grads??!

There ARE ways to work around it via pilot programs, revision of P&P’s, etc. it takes a little extra effort but the results are worth it!

New grads are resilient, eager and micro-learners! They are often above-average in learning electronic documentation platforms (EMR’s).

I’ve opened the sore in several organizations for our new graduate nurses. I’d you need ideas, please respond to share ideas!

Let’s support our new grads!

S LEIGH Layne, RN BSN Post Acute specialist

July 27th, 2022

I did not have an issue. I had a job before I tok my boards.

July 27th, 2022

No. It was back in 1986.

July 26th, 2022

It does not seem to be a problem at the current time. When I am hiring new employees I like to have a good mix of experienced nurses along with new graduates.

July 25th, 2022

Many places do not have the staff for new nurse training. That said, sometimes the presentation of the new nurse can induce confidence in the interviewer, by letting them know they are a quick learner or maybe are willing to volunteer for a short time.

July 25th, 2022

I believe it is hard to get your first job as an RN because you don’t have experience.

July 25th, 2022

Most facilities and agencies are afraid that new grads are prone to mistakes as these facilities don't want to be liable for this.

July 22nd, 2022

It could be due to lack of inadequate experience

July 20th, 2022

POOR EXPECTATIONS MAYBE
LOTS OF COMPETITION
MANY QUALIFIED PEOPLE

July 20th, 2022

NOT SURE

July 20th, 2022

Most of your knowledge as a nurse is experience

July 18th, 2022

Most employers have a little trust in your skills,

July 17th, 2022

Know your worth, value yourself, self care and add another Integrative Specialty on yo your career: massage therapy, yoga teacher, personal trainer, your vale will go up by $50-100/hr.

Not all nurses start out in the night shift for crap pay yet if you like night shift double or triple your hourly wage OR do travel assignments makes much more Cheers

July 17th, 2022

I think most facilities want to hire nurses with 2+ years of working experience. The experienced nurses need shorter orientation time and may start to work right after hiring. However, new grads usually require longer orientation and have to have all sorts of occupational trainings and compliances done before they are finally able to work more independently and more efficiently. The new graduates just need more job opportunities to gain the experience through working. Thanks!

July 13th, 2022

Maybe because you have no much experience

July 12th, 2022

Due to lack of working experience and proper skills in the better hospitality and management .

July 11th, 2022

Because of lack of experience

July 9th, 2022

According to my oinion and in myself,it's so hard because of i'm not having that much money and knowledge regarding how to get it

July 6th, 2022

I think it depends on your location. Right now, hospitals are in great need of help, and they are very likely, more than most employers out there, to hire new grads as they usually have training programs in place. Many private offices and clinics prefer experienced nurses as they have less staff in place and fewer resources to devote time to training new nurses. The best thing to do is try your local hospital and get some experience under your belt.

July 1st, 2022

Some facilities wants at least 6 months of nursing experience but, "how are you going to get one if they don't give you a chance?" Exactly my first question when I was a new grad. Eventually somebody did hire me and once you have at least 6 months you will be ok. Try to look for "new grads welcome" job postings. Skilled/rehab nursing facilities usually hires new grads. Keep on applying nurses are so in demand right now you will eventually get one.

June 30th, 2022

Because as a new RN graduate, there is a lack of experience and/or knowledge to perform the job expectations.

June 30th, 2022

Work experience

June 29th, 2022

This happened most of time when job opportunities are announced they only employ EN of which is simple for them in terms of payment!

June 26th, 2022

Ironic, but lack of experience.

June 26th, 2022

I don't know but i think i will win to pass that jop

June 23rd, 2022

Open your horizons of where you are willing to be employed at. There are so many openings right now. New grads seem to have pick of
Many offers. If you limit yourself to only one or two facilities it may be hard. But in general the market is in your favor once you pass boards

June 22nd, 2022

One of the reasons is due to inexperience, because most organisation do not want to employ someone with no past experience forgetting that even the experienced ones got the experience while working. One actually need to start from somewhere. Please keep pressing you will get it one day. Good luck!

June 22nd, 2022

because Avery were Avery hospital want to experience nurse so that's why first job is so hard as a RN

June 20th, 2022

Nurses are always in demand. However, as a New Grad its little challenging to find a job because we don't have a much experience

June 19th, 2022

The competition for the work is high

June 19th, 2022

Lack of experience

June 19th, 2022

Because everyone needs a nurse who have worked before 🤷‍

June 18th, 2022

Proper Guidance

June 17th, 2022

I don't think that i m not applicable or i don't have knowledge regarding nursing health care...but every platform or organization has their own rules or demands for the post ...i m non resident ,may be this is a barrier ,because i have no idea about sanerio of overseas medical organizations

June 14th, 2022

A lot of Post Acute / skilled nursing facilities are hiring. I see many RNs starting there because the there's not enough spots for a RN Residency Program. A lot of hospitals consider this type of experience when you apply.

June 10th, 2022

It is hard to get first job as a new RN because society feels their life is at risk been treated by a newly trained nurse. Knowing that with life there is no try and error hence everyone is afraid to fall victim

June 7th, 2022

I believe it is hard to get the first job as a nurse because the employers usually requires some experience. A newly graduate nurse needs to have a strong self- esteem and be willing to learn and adapt .

June 7th, 2022

I think that in today's money-hungry atmosphere it is easier than ever for new grads to get into the specialty they want. 20 years ago when there were still a lot of experienced nurses in hospitals, you had to take a job you didn't want just to gain experience and compete with others for ICU, ER, OR, or L&D positions.

June 1st, 2022

I didn't have any problems getting hired. I landed my first job in the ICU 3 months before I graduated. It may be dependent on the market you live in. I live in Central Florida.

June 1st, 2022

Nurses are always in demand. However, as a New Grad its little challenging to find a job because we don't have a much experience. It's very difficult to get that acute hospital experience as a new grad because hospital systems need to ensure that you can adequately care for patients in an acute setting.

May 30th, 2022

It’s becomes hard to get your first job as new RN graduate when the country doesn’t see you to be qualified to their standard

May 27th, 2022

Lack of experience. Employers are not considering applicants with no experience in the field of nursing

May 27th, 2022

Nurses are always in demand. However, as a New Grad its little challenging to find a job because we don't have a much experience.

May 26th, 2022

From my point of view, a first job is so hard because, New environment and New peoples
and no one need to learn new staff without experience,

May 23rd, 2022

I didn’t have that problem because I was hired as a nurse where I was already a CNA.
But most of the problems faced by new graduates is Lack of experience.

May 21st, 2022

Most of fresh jober facing difficulties because of their new experience, their own level of confident and new environment.

May 20th, 2022

first job is hard because New environment and New peoples and not now the policy of organization

May 19th, 2022

As a new rn nurse they say we don't have the full skills yet and they end up preferring someone that has been in service for some time... But of which this is unfair because I believe as you are a nurse student we are trained with all the skills and we are very capable of delivering the best health care. At the end of the day we're all nurses whether new or not and we can deliver the same services. We will so that's what I think

May 18th, 2022

Often times it is hard for new RN grads to obtain a position due to their lack of work experience however it is essential to provide and trusting relationship between the employer and employee. This period allows for the new grad to exemplify their skills and also gain skills.

May 18th, 2022

It's possible there may be lots of New Nurses applying for the same job and same post.

May 18th, 2022

Right now is hard because my licenses is from Puerto Rico and I need take the Nclex an English and my official language is Spanish more I need information extra☹️☹️☹️

May 15th, 2022

Because of county barrier and lack of visa sponsorship.
Thank you

May 10th, 2022

Because the hiring organizations always want someone with experience, if the hiring will be a flexible for new graduate, it will be better

May 9th, 2022

Look in to new grad programs at larger hospitals, or apply for ER or MS at a local community hospital. I applied for over 200 positions before I landed my first job. I was desperate. Now that I have experience, I have companies fighting over me. Be prepared to sign a contract for longevity.

May 8th, 2022

Your search criteria has to be on point. Look on Indeed they have it all. Depending on what you want to do, where you want to work, they want RN with experience. Now RN is in demand, and you can also look into traveling contacts. Best of luck!

May 8th, 2022

Because of lack of experience in the field of practice.

May 8th, 2022

Because of the economic crisis in the country the government is not able to post us

May 8th, 2022

Because of nil experience

May 6th, 2022

I don't pass inclax R/N

May 5th, 2022

Because it usually costs is about 40,000-50,000 in training before we get day one of productivity with no guarantee on return on investment.

May 4th, 2022

It is always difficult for us as new graduates to get a job because the number of vacancies is few compared to the number of graduates, and any job requires an internship or practice period of no less than a year or so, and sometimes we must work as a volunteer for a period determined by the hospital until we are hired. Also, the salaries are few, which motivates us to search a lot for places that value our work and give us what is worth our efforts. Beside that we as palestinian nurses sometimes face difficulties because of our nationality.

May 4th, 2022

It's very hard because some of the institutions will be looking for experience

May 1st, 2022

I believe it's hard for new RN's to get their first job because many facility fail to give new graduates an opportunity to grow. . This is very sad because no one was born expect or experience in what ever they do.

May 1st, 2022

It's very hard because of the money they are offering and d situation of the country.

May 1st, 2022

It is

May 1st, 2022

More hospitals are now offering New Grad programs than before. Patience and diligence in your search will pay off. Good luck.

April 30th, 2022

Most people in the Tanzania interested in the nursing field have heard of the nursing shortage, with much emphasis placed on predictions of a severe shortage in the near future. For many newly graduated nurses, the anticipated shortage played a role in the reason why they choose nursing as a career path

April 29th, 2022

Well,according to my own view,it is due their lack of experience. Community may see them as if they were not capable yet.
Thanks.

April 29th, 2022

It took me 6-7 month. Just when you give up they will call. LOL

April 29th, 2022

New RN grad find it difficult to get jobs because they don`t have working experience. Facilities need nurses with experience who require little or no training to do the job.
Is there a means the company can help new RN grad overcome this barrier by organizing some hands-on training sessions or preceptorship programs?

April 28th, 2022

Well in my own opinion, the health sector needs experienced nurses and a new graduate nurse maybe far from skillful experience.

April 28th, 2022

Because of lack of practical experience

April 26th, 2022

Sometimes hospitals feel there is a liability issue and when they offer internships they offer very few. My advice is to start at a skilled nursing facility for 6 months and then apply at the hospital

April 26th, 2022

Lol!!! Who told you that? New grads are getting $10,000 sign on bonuses! They SHOULD be getting $20,000!

April 26th, 2022

The hiring nurse's spirit (as well as other nurses) should be kinder, more gentle, and welcoming of new nurses. Nurses with any "power" show their "superiority" once in the role of "leader".
Nurses in general are "punative" towards each other thereby setting g up the trend for all that follow. It's truly pitiful!!!

April 25th, 2022

Because IELTS Examination is hard to pass.

April 23rd, 2022

Immigration issues and accreditation of professionals from different countries to practice.

April 22nd, 2022

It took me forever to find a job as a new grad. If you know someone in your area who works as a nurse ask them to refer you to a recruiter or HR. Nurse's are in demand at the moment and some places have programs for New graduates. Good luck

April 22nd, 2022

I did my nursing course in italy and i am living in a french speaking country .so i have to learn french.finaly i speak english and french fluently.

April 21st, 2022

Cause of lack of experience

Cause of lack of experiences

April 21st, 2022

Yes, it is always hard to get your first job particularly if you don't have a connection with or via someone because nowadays life is full of corruption. And people only employ those whom they know.

April 21st, 2022

In my country, its difficult to find a new job as a new RN grad because there are few positions in both the government and private health institutions.

April 20th, 2022

Teaching hospitals like a large county hospital will hire you, train you well, and it looks great on a resume when you work in large facilities like that! Good luck!

April 20th, 2022

Go to a teaching hospital, a large county hospital in a big city will welcome you with open arms!!

April 19th, 2022

Lack of enough funds to process visa documents and lack of knowledge on job out there.tiresome procedure to follow to get jobs out there.process that take more than a year.

April 19th, 2022

Some do get theirs on their first job others too don't get it n I think it depends on the qualifications and working experiences

April 19th, 2022

It’s challenging to filter through all the jobs, determine my fit and place as a new nurse, and compare the various options. For example, some potential employers offer bonuses which are accompanied by a long commitment. This may not be beneficial as sometimes the new nurse just has to take a job available and then may not be able to transfer within the organization. That is potentially a commitment of 30 months in a job that you don’t know is not the right fit for you until you start doing it!

April 19th, 2022

Join your local AONE. Most of the CNOs, ACNOs, Directors will be members. Even though you are a new grad it will show them you want to be a leader even as a new grad. Networking works. Ask for advice. Make sure to get their card. Email them a few days later. Remind them who you are and that you were pleased to met them and really enjoyed hearing their advice.

April 18th, 2022

This is because most of the hospitals will say we need an RN with at least 2 years working experience or more. Even if they call you for an interview with with other Senior RNs, the likelihood of they taking you is very slim.

April 18th, 2022

now a days huge number of nurses are there in our world. so competition rate also very high. I think that is one of the reason.

April 18th, 2022

No

April 18th, 2022

Becouse every setup has thier own policies, rules and regulations but once we adopted and adjust ourself in that environment then it goes easy not that much harder.

April 18th, 2022

Well, its depend on the need some hospital setups are in too much of shortage and they hire all kind i mean experienced and un experience nurses and trained them in the facility but yeah it's really most of the setups they want u to have experience in the field without realizing that if u get chance then only u get experience.
Anyway in nursing profession in my opinion they have much capacity to cope challenging things that's why i love my profession ❤️

April 17th, 2022

Look for new grad programs

April 17th, 2022

At the moment I don't have the IELTS certificate but I'm working towards that.

April 17th, 2022

Hello, I have a new grad friend who lives in Vermont and had to take a new grad job in Tampa. He did it because same situation you are in. At first he wasn't willing to move but then he realized that's unfortunately what it was going to take.

April 17th, 2022

Because of lack or insufficient experience.

April 17th, 2022

Its rather easy overall to answer this question. However, there are multiple answers given. A few of those are; lack of experience, lack of certification needed, Only NOC shift available, Only part time work available, and the likely main reason is lack of confidence in many New Grads. And why is it like this? The Answer to this also leaves one to ponder the possibilities.

April 14th, 2022

Look for teaching organizations with paid internships or residency programs. These are wonderful opportunities to test several different areas in nursing. There are so many options for nurses today. This is one way to realize or confirm your passion!

April 14th, 2022

I just left a health system in NYS to move to NC. Our company has been hiring new grads every year since I started there in 1993. They advertise for new grad positions all the time. I'm currently looking in Eastern NC, same here, tons of new grad positions.

April 14th, 2022

I had a job offer before I graduated pending license. I think it depends on where you live and what areas you are looking to work. If you are in highly competitive areas (like California) it'll be a lot harder to secure positions especially when competing with experienced nurses for the positions. My best advice is to find programs within a specialty that are geared towards training new grads. I'm out in DC and there are tons of those in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia surrounding areas.

But with this nursing shortage (and no evidence of it improving any time soon), I'm sure you'll get an offer soon. See if you can expand your search to hospitals that are a bit farther than you would like but also where you can find a place to make your commute shorter.

If you're able to get a few offers on the table with the help of everyone's advice here, then attempt to negotiate. You might get farther than you think.

April 14th, 2022

Because of new experience to work independently.

April 13th, 2022

Company needs atleast 1year experience

April 13th, 2022

During my time, it was easy to get employed, some 33 years ago on my first appointment in public service, but now it's difficult due to the main health training college of nursing, both public and private which are training nurses against few health institutions with limited positions on the government establishment.
At the moment I would like to explore my professional experience in other countries and share my experience in nursing with other nurses and also learn from them in order to achieve one purpose, that's to offer nursing services to the patient.

April 13th, 2022

From African countries it's hard because most of the countries they few health facilities.That is from both public and private health facilities.

April 12th, 2022

because nobody knows about your exprience

April 12th, 2022

It is so hard for you to get your first RN job as a new grad because everyone is looking for ready made RN as if their wasn’t a first in everything, they are not willing to train you but they want when u have experience to come and work for them.

April 12th, 2022

It is so hard for you to get your first RN job as a new grad because everyone is looking for ready made RN as if their wasn’t a first in everything, they are not willing to train you but they want when u have experience to come and work for them.

April 12th, 2022

Because

April 12th, 2022

Because the job of nursing is very difficult to get.

April 12th, 2022

It’s because so many organizations would prefer an RN who has already acquired skill through practice and others will feel like the orientation process is expensive

April 11th, 2022

Many hospitals don’t want to invest in new grads because it costs a lot of money to train people who may not stay for a long amount of time. My department in a large metropolitan area didn’t hire any new grads for 5 years. We have at least 5 nursing schools within 50 miles and many people willing to work. As a result, our department became short staffed because the hospital only wanted to hire experienced staff and are now finally hiring 1-2 new grads per year only. It is due to how a hospital allocated funds why it’s hard to get a job. Good luck to everyone. Once you get that 1-2 years experience you can have any job you want.

April 11th, 2022

Cold call, I had a job a week after getting my license because I didn’t sit at a computer sending resumes go out & talk to other nurses, go to the hospital where you trained and wait for the Director to come out & talk to you-dress for an interview & bring your resume! Good luck!

April 11th, 2022

One is that, sometimes it's hard for nurse in another country or nursing students in another country to carter for the expenses of the travel and housing if they just secured aa job opportunity in USA as a registered nurse, is a problem for soi think am of them, I need help to relocate, if am giving the opportunity to work as a registered nurse thanks

April 11th, 2022

Somihhhhetimes the cost of this

April 10th, 2022

It is not hard to get a job as a new RN grad; however, it would be challenging for a new RN grad to land in specialty areas (e.g ICU, ER, Trauma, etc) because of the skills and clinical knowledge and expectations of these jobs are required, if not demanded. Typically, specialty areas anticipate that RN entering into these areas recommend and highly suggest to have 2-3 years of med/surg nursing experiences before venturing into specialty areas.

April 9th, 2022

I personally did not have any trouble getting my first RN job. I was working a week after the last day of class. I would imagine that it can be difficult to find that first position because people want experienced nurses and a new grad lacks that experience.

April 7th, 2022

As a fresher nurse qithour experience it's very hard to get first job

April 7th, 2022

As

April 7th, 2022

To a point it is difficult. When you are at your final clinical spots, get to know names and hiring dates and plan to use both. Next, make a list of need to have and another list to ok to compromise on these. That way you know what you want as a whole, but you have made a mental decision on rating your needs and wants. That way when you search for jobs, have phone or in person interviews, and get a job, you can feel confident & satisfied in those scenarios. Lastly be realistic, if you research salaries in the area and you write down $10 more per hour then the overall average, that maybe a goal that might not be attainable this week. Maybe in the future, but not right now, so be realistic.

April 6th, 2022

Yo pienso que es por la falta de experiencia ante el trabajo ,pero siempre esta en uno en las cañas de aprender que tengas y la empatía hacia el otro.

April 6th, 2022

Yo pienso que es por la falta de experiencia ,ypero esta también en la actitud de

April 6th, 2022

Yo creo que es difícil por la falta de experiencia , pero

April 6th, 2022

Yo

April 6th, 2022

Yo creo que pasa por la falta de experiencia

April 6th, 2022

Yo

April 6th, 2022

Yo

April 4th, 2022

In hospitals we spend an average of 50000 to train a new nurse and most times the ROI is less then 2 years and the new nurse goes to the highest bidder less loyalty to a great environment

March 11th, 2022

no confident

March 10th, 2022

Some people don’t want to hire them bc of no experience

February 27th, 2022

Picking the right field to go into at an entry level.

February 26th, 2022

Because most of them needs at least one year experience

February 20th, 2022

Nnn

February 19th, 2022

Probably,lack of experience

February 4th, 2022

The liability is higher than it once was and nurses are so desperately needed that facilities are going for the licensed and liable for self.

October 11th, 2021

Situations

September 14th, 2022

New environment ,new role in your life , and new challenges to be faced in addition to the reality shock for lots of things

August 5th, 2022

I have been nursing for 38 years and still working. I
always get a job when I apply.
Thanks,
Phil Hoover

July 13th, 2022

I had no difficulty landing my first nursing job. As a grad in 2019, many local/reasonable distance hospitals were in need of nurses. I graduated in May, took the NCLEX in June, and started my first job in July. With the number of texts and emails I receive every day wanting nurses, the opportunities are out there.

July 4th, 2022

Less experience. Also the way a new rn grad presents themselves, cv

June 28th, 2022

Queria saber, qual o problema em contratar uma pessoa recém formada, será que todos nasceram sabendo, não tiveram um início? Como por exemplo, eu trabalhei durante 11 anos como técnica de enfermagem aprendi muito. Para aprender mais continuei aprendendo até ter um diploma em bacharelado, mas porque acham que não tenho experiência é negado esse direito. Vou exercer minha função como enfermeira quando, se ninguém me dá uma oportunidade.

June 28th, 2022

It's not really hard but it's because most hospital are looking for Bsc holders in nursing and in our country they celebrate certificate

June 21st, 2022

Franco Zulu RN
They need experienced Nurses

June 21st, 2022

I think it’s because there is little demand of RN grad,as well as the employers not trusting that a new Nurse has enough experience to carry out the skills ,sometimes it can be due to transportation,meaning a new RN maybe far from the employing agent.

June 20th, 2022

It us hard be cause of the processes that go into the Certification

May 11th, 2022

No is not hard

May 19th, 2022

I am not a new graduate. I am an experienced and expert nurse. I have been doing the job for more than 20 years. I think maybe for new graduates the problem is there is no perseverance or determination to get one.

June 23rd, 2022

I think, its because they don't have any hospital experience.