New Jobs for New Grads
So, is it a myth that new nursing grads can’t find jobs? According to some recent surveys, it just might be. A recent survey of nursing schools conducted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) tells a story of success for recent graduates. Among those receiving a nursing bachelor’s degree, 88 percent have received job offers within 4-6 months; for those earning a master’s, 92 percent.
A recent press release from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing highlights the possibility of brighter career futures for today’s nursing grads.
At the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON), informal surveys and questionnaires conducted among the 2010 Hopkins graduates show a similar percentage to AACN’s findings with 89 percent of responding graduates from all classes (bachelor’s, master’s, PhD and doctor of nursing practice) indicating they have found employment since graduation. Of the 11 percent not currently employed, nearly 10 percent indicated they were pursuing an advanced degree and were continuing their nursing studies full time.
Are these statistics the reality of today’s new grad? Have you had luck finding a new job after graduation? Or are you still sending out résumés and going on interviews? Tell us your story.