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5 Things You Need to Give up to Get a Nursing Job

Adam Starr | NursingLink


Be Realistic

It’s called the dream job for a reason. That reason is that while it does exist, you’re going to have a hard time finding it, let alone landing it. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have aspirations or that you shouldn’t constantly strive for bigger and better things. It does mean, however, that most of you will not be working at Cedars-Sinai anytime soon. Unless you are going to a top-tier nursing school, acting as student body president, volunteering full-time at a local hospital and coming up with an innovative way to revolutionize patient care, chances of landing your dream job at your dream hospital are slim. Are there exceptions? Sure. But understanding that graduating from your college with a 3.0 G.P.A isn’t exactly a ticket into the most competitive nursing jobs in the nation.

The Good News:

Just because you didn’t get a 4.0 doesn’t mean you are damned to an eternity of unemployment. It just means you still need to prove yourself. Instead of lamenting your misfortune, pursue a nursing job that will give you the practical skills and experience you need that will make you a prime candidate for your dream job. Intelligence, creativity, empathy, and exceptional patient care are skills that never go out of style. Work hard, and get promoted. Who knows, maybe in five years you’ll have developed just the skill-set that they will be looking for in 2015.

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    This a very informative article. It is a must read for the new grad without a job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    almost 4 years ago

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    This is a very good article. The only thing I would add is to just not take any and every job opened to you. I know you need a job. But, there are some jobs that have a potential to leave a very bad taste in your mouth, or even may be a job that a new grad doesn't need to take because the experience expectations are beyond where you are. You worked very hard to your license, Don't compromise in these areas. You want to keep your license.

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