Are there any new grad nursing jobs anywhere?

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    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 am willing to move pretty much anywhere and take any nursing job, including adult med surg, to get that first year or so of experience. If anyone knows of a hospital that is hiring new grads, please let me know! I know new grads are very expensive to train and are probably a nuisance to the experienced nurses, but we have to start somewhere! So...if anyone knows of any hospitals that are willing to take on newbies, please let me know. THANK YOU!!!
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    Look at Tulsa Oklahoma and Oklahoma City Oklahoma. I cannot gurantee a ped position there are some good cardiac and medical floors needing nurses. The hospital I'm workig at is openig a whole new step down unit to meet the patient demand. The starting pay for RNs out here may sound low at 19-21 base but some hospitals give sign on
    bonuses to people who move here from out of state.
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    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.
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    Quote from MisterSimba
    So...if anyone knows of any hospitals that are willing to take on newbies, please let me know. THANK YOU!!!
    Your chances of finding hospital employment as a new grad are substantially better in rural west Texas, southern New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and other low-population areas. But, keep in mind that a new grad RN in many of these places will earn less than an LVN in many parts of California due to differences in the cost of living. I know that money is not everything, but you will probably have to contend with earning $18 to $20 hourly as a new grad RN if you worked at a hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma or Midland, Texas. You might also deal with some culture shock, since life in southern California is very different than daily living in Wichita, Kansas.
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    None here in South Florida. Wow.

    I am blown away by this. So many people willing to pay overtime rather than train a new nurse.

    I personally think this is "payback" for all the "spoiled brats" who had entitlement issues from 7-10 years ago.

    This will eventually bite us in the end.
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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.
    Do not come to Minnesota for the "rural" areas. Nothing in these neck of the woods...
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    Try upstate NY. I received a number of calls from recruiters about peds and PICU positions from hospitals there. I also have a BS in El Ed, so that might have made me more attractive, but besides that I'm just a lowly BSN new grad. I also received calls from Oklahoma City, but they were all adults. PCU and CVICU.
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    Quote from Bobbkat
    Try upstate NY. I received a number of calls from recruiters about peds and PICU positions from hospitals there. I also have a BS in El Ed, so that might have made me more attractive, but besides that I'm just a lowly BSN new grad. I also received calls from Oklahoma City, but they were all adults. PCU and CVICU.
    where in upstate?
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    alberta canada is promising 70% new hires as new grads
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    have you checked here? http://www.usajobs.gov/

    if you are willing to travel... there are rn openings out there. some may not be for new grads but its another place to look.

    also http://www.indeed.com/ is another option. i am signed up on mailing lists for both these sites to be alerted for new jobs posted.

    i have a job but it's always good to know what else is out there.


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