View Full Version : New grad recruiter advice pls

11-07-2008, 11:26 AM
Hi everyone ! I am looking for an advice from a recruiter or anyone else who might help.
I graduated in 2005 from my Nursing School and Medical School in my native country but I only managed to get my US RN license this year in March and I couldn't get any hospital working experience except the one from the Nursing School and my last 4 years of my Medical School. Since I will get my working permit in 1-2 months from now, I am trying to find what are my best options. . Since I don't have the money and the time to study for the residency exams, I plan to work as a RN for at least 1-2 years in Miami,FL .
My questions are:

-Is it a good idea to mention my 6 years of Medical School ? This is very important, since I've heard that some hospitals don't like former doctors to work as RN because they might try to do more that they are allowed as an RN.
-Is it better to look for a job that offers an orientation/training program or I have a chance of getting a fulltime hands-on decent hospital job ,since I don't feel too confident in my nursing skills?

Mother Jones, RN
11-07-2008, 03:54 PM
Welcome to Nursing Voices. I'm glad that you dropped by.

By all means, mention your medical background when you go for a job interview. Any and all educational experiences will play in your favor when you are looking for a job. Also, look for a workplace that offers a first rate orientation program. You have the right to expect your employer to give you some sort of orientation before you start your new job. Shop around. Hospitals are competing for new nurses just like you!

Keep us posted on what happens next. Best, MJ

11-08-2008, 05:27 PM
Thank you MJ for your advice. I will keep you update

11-08-2008, 10:42 PM
Can't really talk for experience, just what happened to a friend. She has just completed nursing, and been accepted for med. The hospitals were very receptive to her working with them while she is studying, their only problem was that she wanted part time, which not all were receptive to.

I doubt that people are going to hold being a doctor against you when you are working as a nurse. Just make sure you familiarize yourself with the scope of practice for nurses in your workplace.