Many newly graduated nurses are finding it difficult to get a job. Being invited for an interview is a great achievement. Regardless, you must still appear on time. Differentiate yourself from the other applications that are sitting on their desk. You need to have a competitive advantage.

Here is some guidance to help you gain an advantage over other applicants and land your first job as a registered nurse.

Gain experience both in the workplace and in clinical settings

Find a job as a nursing assistant or nursing technician in a healthcare facility, such as a hospital or nursing home. A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a member of the nursing staff who has completed training at the professional level. You can earn the certification you need by taking classes at an adult education center, community college, or college in your area. Acquire the knowledge necessary to offer patients fundamental care by participating in this session. Sign up for training, get through your exam, and get certified as a nursing assistant.

Participate in Community Service and Gain Knowledge from Seasoned Nurses

Volunteer your time if you're still in school and don't have the time to quit everything for training to become a certified nursing assistant. Volunteers are always needed in healthcare settings like hospitals. They are tasked with escorting guests, replenishing supplies, assisting in the emergency department, delivering mail, and other such tasks. It is well worth the effort, even if it just amounts to a few hours per week. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in a healthcare setting and get your foot in the door at the same time. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. There are job opportunities available at nursing homes, hospice houses, and hospitals in addition to working for a hospital.

Maintain an Outstanding Resume 

A strong resume for graduate nursing positions can make or break your chances of getting hired. A significant amount of computerization is included in the selection process for potential nurses to fill nursing positions. To get beyond the resume screens used by both computer AI and humans, you should ensure that your resume is in tip-top shape. Have a resume and cover letter that are both impeccable. Your application materials, including your cover letter and CV, ought to appear fantastic.


Although it may be difficult at first, settling into a new workplace is a process that improves with time. With time under your belt, you can establish reliable habits and make excellent first impressions immediately. Feeling anxious before beginning is normal. If you put your energy into being upbeat and helpful, you'll rapidly make friends among your coworkers.

May 12, 2023

Natasha Osei

Passionate Nurse Practitioner | People person
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