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Get Hired

Get Hired

Beth Anderson, RN

You will be happy to find out that getting hired is truly “the easy step.” In nursing school, the employers come to you. as you will find yourself at many career fairs, with nurse recruiters from local hospitals trying to entice you with their cool pens and magnets. Do not be dazzled! Decide what you are looking for before the recruiters talk to you. Check out the NursingLink Career Center and search our jobs to see what’s out there. You can also use our Discussions to network with other nurses and find out who’s hiring. We even have a salary guide so you can see what you are worth.

Some things to consider include doing share time. Call the unit or floor where you would like to work and schedule some time to shadow a nurse. This simply means that you will spend some time observing a nurse at work so you can get a feel for how the unit operates, and whether or not you feel you will fit in.

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    afterwop

    almost 3 years ago

    58 comments

    I think there isn’t a nursing shortage on a whole, there is a shortage of experienced nurses to fill current openings. It's always a good idea to get some letters of recommendation from your teachers or past employers. Remember to take down in your resume any online nursing masters degrees or qualifications you have. It helped me a lot, it makes you stand out. When applying go to the HR department and drop it off personally and say you wanted to make sure it reaches the right people, this makes a good first impression.

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    alissafein

    about 3 years ago

    12 comments

    I completed my BSN 6 months ago, have sent out 250+ resumes, gone to 5 interviews, and still have not landed a job. I owe $45K for my degree which, at this time, seems to be doing me no good whatsoever! I realize that local economies have a lot to do with the job market, but there have recently been several articles published about new grad RNs not being assimilated into the workforce. (Check PubMed for at least one article, and the NCSBN has begun a research project looking at preceptorship training, new grad assimilation & new nurse attrition rates.)
    I think your advice about job recruiters hunting down students at school or job fairs could use revision!

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    pbeltre

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello, I have a BA and 8 years of experience on social service including: crisis counselor, foster care case manager, and for the past four years case manager in a psychosocial center. Now I want to change my career to nursing. Would my education, or job experience replace some of the credits for RN?

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    mariecristina

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    very very good info. I have been thinking very strongly of attending a nursing school. for years i have waited for this. i never got the encouagement. now you folks have link. thank you.
    I HAVE GOTTEN MY GED. NOW THAT I AM RETIRED I WANT TO BE AN LVN. MY GRADES ARE GOOD. WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION IS THERE FOR ME. ALL SO IS THERE FINAICAL ASSISTANTS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FROM A SENIOR CITIZEN MARIE.

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    virgo829

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    Those tips were very helpful. Can anyone offer advice on scholarships?

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    amara

    over 5 years ago

    8 comments

    how do i get started

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    mustaf

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    i am looking to comunicate with any-one that can help direct my path. i plan on attending a lpn progran in june, and i will soon after relocate to ATL. i would love information on what muy best options ar

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    jadeok24

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Looking for a job as a nuw grad in Hawaii

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    meazi

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    am a student nurse at the moment and will finsh the course in abut 3 weeks time and i would like to work as a vn student nurse until i get my licence i have been trying to do that for about a month now dont seem to get very far i would really appreciate any help thanks
    meazi

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    casassy62688

    about 6 years ago

    290 comments

    My aunt is my mentor for all of my desicions on my future career, I'm still working on pre-requisit classes to get into the nursing program at my school, and my aunt is less then a year from attaining her MSN. She always reminds me that I should look at every option and decide what I want now before things start moving fast (after I get my RN) because once you get through nursing school, you will have employers following you everywhere they get the chance!

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    marygillin

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    any help will be appreciated

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    Mckean

    about 6 years ago

    36 comments

    Thanks for the info. still looking!!

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    lakyia

    about 6 years ago

    6 comments

    THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO.

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    salke40

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Alot of great info. Thanks!

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    Denisefluffy

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Just getting started.

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