I'm probably going to be moving to Decatur, AL to live with my boyfriend really soon. I'm a new grad RN (May 2010) with no hospital experience. What are my odds of finding a job quickly?
I'm trying to figure out all of the hospitals in the surrounding areas to apply to. I'm willing to drive up to about 45 minutes. After doing some research on the internet, I've found... Decatur General, Parkway, Crestwood, Hartselle medical center, Huntsville hospital, athens-limestone, and Cullman regional.
I've also applied to North Alabama Regional Hospital, which is a psych facility. Although there aren't any current RN jobs listed at that particular facility, I have a previous degree in psych so I figured that might help me somewhat.
Is there such a thing as Lawrence Medical center? They don't seem to have a website, so I just wanted to make sure it was still a functional hospital.
Any other hospitals/places to apply in general would be greatly appreciated. I would prefer not to start out in home health or LTC, but I guess if it comes down to it, beggars can't be choosers. Any tips at all about finding a job in that area would be great! Should I just apply online or actually go in and speak with HR at each hospital?
One more thing... since I'm coming from out of state, does anyone have any experience with the license by endorsement process? Do you get the temporary license right away?