WARNING: Phoenix area is a TOUGH market for new grads WARNING: Phoenix area is a TOUGH market for new grads - pg.2 | allnurses

WARNING: Phoenix area is a TOUGH market for new grads - page 2

I've come across several postings fairly recently from new grads wanting to move to the Phoenix area and I want to make them aware that the job market here is very competitive. Unless you are an... Read More

  1. Visit  R3rohrer profile page
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    Also I have a BSN, not sure if that matters.
  2. Visit  AZBlueBell profile page
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    From what I know and hear from others, the market is still pretty tough here. I know a couple people working as nurses but they volunteered all throughout school at that hospital and even then still had a tough time getting a job there.

    Some of the listings say new grad or open to new grad. Just have to do a lot of searching! But if you're after an easy market, I don't think Phoenix is a fit.
  3. Visit  R3rohrer profile page
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    Thanks AZBlueBell! Yea, fools paradise when job hunting. We'll I appreciate the response and wish you luck in your job hunt or nursing career!
  4. Visit  chikika profile page
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    It took my roommate about 5 months to get a job after licensure last year. My other friend was licensed about 7 months ago and nothing yet either. Its tough. I'm considering applying for jobs in different parts lf AZ or just moving out for a little bit
  5. Visit  R3rohrer profile page
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    Chikia, it's tough. I can understand that. I've been graduated for 10 months and haven't landed a nursing job yet. I also have been limiting myself to the Bay Area since about 2 weeks ago. It's hard when everyone's only real answer seems to be "move". We'll moving isn't always in everyones' best interest. Also, moving also doesn't really promise anything. Sure theres days where I question why I worked hard, went to school and became a nurse. Guess it's about perseverance. Only you know if moving is the right decision for you. You also loose nothing by applying and then seeing what happens. My classmates that moved, most found jobs. Granted they had to move to random, remote locations and take whatever was available.

    Sometimes it makes me smile to think someday these hospitals that reject us and treat us like we are bothering them when we call, will be begging us to work for them when all those nurses retire. I will quickly forgive them for an amazing job offer. LOL

    Best of luck to you!
  6. Visit  Californiamartinez profile page
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    I work for Honor Health. We have hired a lot of new grads these past few months. More than I have ever seen. I think my floor just hired 9 or 10 and we still have a new grad position posted.
    I think the market is starting to come around a little bit? It's hard to say.
  7. Visit  AZBlueBell profile page
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    Quote from Californiamartinez
    I work for Honor Health. We have hired a lot of new grads these past few months. More than I have ever seen. I think my floor just hired 9 or 10 and we still have a new grad position posted.
    I think the market is starting to come around a little bit? It's hard to say.
    Honor health took over Scottsdale Shea now right? Because I happened to be on their website yesterday and it was all honor health now! So I have no idea what it means or if it's simply a change in name and nothing else.

    I was trying to find the page (ugh I should've bookmarked it!!) where you could request to shadow a nurse. It was the only hospital I could find in Phoenix that would allow that and now I can't find the page. But anyways, that's how I noticed it was all honor health now.

    Their new grad postings were much like it was before the change. I do appreciate their postings specifically saying for new grads! I want to say there was 4-5 of them posted.
  8. Visit  Californiamartinez profile page
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    Scottsdale health and JcL merged. The new name of the hospital system is Honor Health. So there is Honor Health Deer valley, Honor Health Scottsdale-Shea etc.
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  9. Visit  AZBlueBell profile page
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    Quote from Californiamartinez
    Scottsdale health and JcL merged. The new name of the hospital system is Honor Health. So there is Honor Health Deer valley, Honor Health Scottsdale-Shea etc.
    Ok cool, have you seen any changes since the merge? Good, bad, or indifferent? Do you like working there?
  10. Visit  Holly.student profile page
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    I graduated in May and I've applied to more than 50 positions, 4 interviews and nothing but rejection so far. Except for home health :-(
  11. Visit  tx-azrn profile page
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    When I was a new grad I moved to San Antonio, Texas. Once you get rid of that label of a "new grad" jobs open up to like crazy! Good luck to all of you!
  12. Visit  AZBlueBell profile page
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    Quote from tx-azrn
    When I was a new grad I moved to San Antonio, Texas. Once you get rid of that label of a "new grad" jobs open up to like crazy! Good luck to all of you!
    I know hospital jobs are hard to get as a new grad, but I have a question. It is not possible for me to move, my husband has a job that he will be at til he retires (another 10 years minimum, 27 years maximum). So if when I graduate I cannot find a hospital job (if I decide that's even what I want) and I get a job in rehab or LTC or something along those lines, will hospitals then consider me after I've had that job for 6mo-a year? Or do hospitals prefer hospital experience only?

    I guess my question is really do hospitals look at any experience as experience or do they want specific hospital experience?
  13. Visit  Asystole RN profile page
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    Quote from AZBlueBell
    I know hospital jobs are hard to get as a new grad, but I have a question. It is not possible for me to move, my husband has a job that he will be at til he retires (another 10 years minimum, 27 years maximum). So if when I graduate I cannot find a hospital job (if I decide that's even what I want) and I get a job in rehab or LTC or something along those lines, will hospitals then consider me after I've had that job for 6mo-a year? Or do hospitals prefer hospital experience only?

    I guess my question is really do hospitals look at any experience as experience or do they want specific hospital experience?
    I went from LTC to hospital. Things like a BSN and certifications help tremendously.
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