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Which will help me get a job in a hospital?

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Hello;

I'm a new grad (Dec 2017) and just got my RN in May. I'm looking to go into critical care nursing, and want to get a job on a medsurg hospital floor...but no one has responded to my 60+ applications. I have gotten a job offer for a rest home (dementia care, no lines/tubes, but some orders, lots of meds, pronouncements) and for a home health care agency (1 patient per shift, mostly nights, experience with lines/trachs/tubes). Of those options, will one help me get a job in a hospital better than the other once I've worked there for a bit??? I'm worried about the home health care being boring and not a good representation of being able to handle a big caseload as required for a hospital job...and I'm worried about the dementia care rest home not having actual skilled nursing tasks...am I wrong? Which should I accept? Thanks in advance for your help!!!

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Expand your search?

Look in more communities further from your current address.

I would avoid the elder care. The transition from that start to acute hospital care is difficult. I would choose home care over nursing home. Can you get into a home care system that is hospital owned?

Maybe ambulatory care could be a start?

The important thing is to work and build your professional skill set with an eye to your career goals. Along the way you will likely discover unknown loves and passions in nursing.

Good luck.

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I have basically been searching across all of my home state...but that's good to know the jump from elder care is hard. I worry home care would be boring, but I can handle boring if it means I'm advancing my career...thank you!! I guess I can do home care and apply to hospitals in my down time?

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Keep applying... Someone will eventually hire you. When it's meant to be, it WILL happen.

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