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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.

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 31st, 2022

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

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.

March 19th, 2022

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

June 17th, 2022

Lack of experience

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

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

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.

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 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 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 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 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"

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.

October 10th, 2021

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

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 5th, 2022

Becauit is also hard for a resposible to get me that job and I seem to him stranger , he doesn' t know me very well .se

July 4th, 2022

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

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 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

June 29th, 2022

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June 29th, 2022

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June 29th, 2022

Ashoka

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 25th, 2022

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

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 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.

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

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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

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.