Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nope

The hospital where I had an ED application took someone else...didn't even get an interview. Everywhere else is looking for a year of experience. Question: if EVERYONE is requiring a year of experience...WHERE DO YOU GET A YEAR OF EXPERIENCE??? And this isn't for just critical care jobs, I was even looking at med/surg out of desperation. They want experience too.

5 comments:

Crazed Nitwit said...

Yes. I know exactly ow you feel. Took me 8 months to find a job. I'm beginning to think I should have become a medical assistant because in this state they seem to be taking all the jobs previously held by nurses.

Keep on applying.

Best of luck!!!

undergrad RN said...

That's the very thing that scares the shit out of me. I've been browsing job opps and they ALL say 1 year experience required. Even the crap jobs that used need nurses so bad they paid new grads huge bonuses for signing and paid all your moving expenses.

So...........where does that leave us?

fuzzy said...

Dunno, but you do realize that the 1 year experience requirement came about because of the appalling lack of clinical experience most new grads have? I hope your program is different.....but I've had people who don't know how to do trach care, people who don't know how to insert a foley or give an IM injection, and the best one: a new grad who asked me what DKA was? WTF?

My suggestion is to get a Patient Care Technician position at the hospital you really want to work at, and then you will be promoted up. That's how most of the new grads get internship positions: they are filled from within, and most of us go out of our way to teach the PCT's stuff while we are working: Assessment, adventitious breath sounds, neat wounds, etc....

little d, R.N. said...

The problem is a lot of hospitals CANNOT hire an RN to fill a patient-tech position, because they are legally mandated to provide care to their level of licensure...and so we'd be constantly providing LESS than the care we "could" provide.

fuzzy said...

I guess I wasn't clear: I actually meant to work at your desired hospital during school. Most of our monitor techs and PCT's are in RN programs.....