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How many RN jobs did you apply to before someone actually gave you a chance and hired you right out of school ?

October 3rd, 2023

First job applied and got.

February 2nd, 2023

Zero. I was a CNA during nursing school and the director transitioned my role to RN once I graduated, so I worked on the same step down unit; 4 yrs CNA, 4 yrs RN. The director didn’t do this for every CNA either, and the decision was really based on how much of a continued asset a new RN would be to patients and the work culture. “Bad apples” got let go.

September 21st, 2022

Only 1. Then again, that was 1980. And I had worked there as teen doing Jr. Volunteer and then working in SPD (central supply) before going to nursing school, so they knew me. 🤷🏻‍♀️

August 29th, 2022

Only one.

October 3rd, 2023

It took me 6 applications and 3 interviews. The 2 interviews that didn't accept me, I also had great reasons not to accept. They were the ones that expected a lot of duties for substandard pay, even for a new grad. Go to hiring events, just keep applying. I haven't had any connections through this app, but I put myself out there for everything. Another thing that will help you is to get certifications like ACLS, or anything you see listed on job descriptions that you want. Cert classes can be pricey to do on your own, but they're a great investment in your marketability.

November 11th, 2022

Alot. Probably around like 10. I tried job hunting in the middle of COVID-19 when no one was hiring. Out of all the jobs I applied for only one interviewed me, but that one fell through. It takes patience. Be willing to do something you never thought you would do.

November 10th, 2022

Many, I'm still not working in the field I would have chosen 27 years ago because I have found that reality says you take the job that will hire you and actually allow you to come work for them. I recently explored furthering my education to try to get into the field I would have chosen and was turned down there too ...because I wasn't already working in that field, and was told by a 20 something admissions counselor to keep on chasing my dream...