Are there any new grad nursing jobs anywhere? - page 2

by MisterSimba

Hi everyone! I am a nursing student in San Diego and am about to graduate at the end of July. I had my heart set on starting out in pediatrics, but have been looking all over the country and am not finding new grad openings. I... Read More


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    If you are willing to move anywhere, then make a plan and get started. You will find something. Maybe focus on areas that don't have a local nursing school. Get creative.
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    North Dakota has jobs. Some of them are in rural areas, but there are also cities with hospitals that don't seem to require years of experience (at least, that's how the postings read).
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    Wow, your in San Diego and can't find a job? Have you checked Chrildrens Hospital there? Even if there isn't a job posted, still apply and check up on it. That's what I did. I graduate at the end of July as well, I applied for an ER position last Monday (it was not posted online, just something I wanted and leaped out on faith) and I got a call from the Director last Wednesday, and interviewed last Friday. I was offered the job on Tuesday of this week. So apply, apply, apply. Then call if you don't hear back from them after three days. Or you can even call HR and ask to speak to the Nurse Recruiter and ask him what areas are hiring New Grads.

    Good Luck!
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    Quote from mochamocha
    where in upstate?
    Syracuse. Upstate Medical Center is the only one I can remember of the top of my head. They contacted me about a few positions, though I ultimately decided that because cash flow wasn't a problem, I would rather stay with my family and keep on trucking trying to find a job in my area.
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    Check out the hospital in Scottsbluff, NE. I've never been to this hospital before so I can't recommend it but...it says they hire new grads into peds.
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    Peds is like OB; its hard to get into from the get go. Try starting in MedSurg - the turnover is generally higher on MedSurg floors, but the experience is valuable. Stick with it a year, and you won't have to deal with the "New Grad Smell" any longer, and your experiences will make you a better nurse.
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    Quote from 50caliber
    Try rural areas in the midwest or the south. Basically, go to a state where no one wants to live in. Get your 1yr experience and get the heck out. Trust me, that 1st year goes by real quick.
    I am living in the rural midwest, in a place I would think no one wants to live in, at least two hours from any major city, and trust me, the hospitals are not hiring new grads. The one or two part time positions that were open to new grads that have been available since I graduated in May have gone to nurses with many years of experience. These part-time positions had over 50 interviewees for each position. I have not even had a single interview, except for one with a nursing home, and it does not look like I even got that job.
    Frankly, it would greatly irritate me (and the 30 other new grads in my little area) for someone who wants to "get the heck out" of my area (after they use our hospitals for the chance to get experience) to take jobs from people who live and raise families here. Part of the problem with healthcare in rural areas is that healthcare professionals come for reasons like you are talking about, then leave. We have loads of medical residents, and very few experienced physicians in my area. The same is true of pharmacy, nursing and other fields.
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    Quote from terrjade04
    I am living in the rural midwest, in a place I would think no one wants to live in, at least two hours from any major city, and trust me, the hospitals are not hiring new grads. The one or two part time positions that were open to new grads that have been available since I graduated in May have gone to nurses with many years of experience. These part-time positions had over 50 interviewees for each position. I have not even had a single interview, except for one with a nursing home, and it does not look like I even got that job.
    Frankly, it would greatly irritate me (and the 30 other new grads in my little area) for someone who wants to "get the heck out" of my area (after they use our hospitals for the chance to get experience) to take jobs from people who live and raise families here. Part of the problem with healthcare in rural areas is that healthcare professionals come for reasons like you are talking about, then leave. We have loads of medical residents, and very few experienced physicians in my area. The same is true of pharmacy, nursing and other fields.
    Unfortunately, that happens. I live in the bay area in CA and fortunate to have a job here as a new grad. How do you feel about CA nursing students applying to 5 new grad positions in a hospital with over 1000 plus applicants and have those spots given to students from out of state and have them leave after a year. I know this happens. Sure it irritates me too but its open competition and best of the best gets hired so I'm all game because it forces you to perform at your best. Also, what about all the out of state nurses flooding the bay area and taking up jobs from people who live and raise families in CA.
    NICUrn2B likes this.
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    The Detroit Medical Center hires new grads. A year you will never forget.


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