Denver Job Outlook - page 2

Hello, I'm a 24 year old RN moving to Denver this summer. When looking at this site there are a lot of people saying the job outlook is bad in Denver, but I haven't seen anything updated in a year.... Read More

  1. by   sbwhalen1
    I am from Iowa
    I was a CNA for 4 years
    I was a LPN for one at a skilled facility.
    I have my RN for a Year I work on a med/surg/peds floor at a hospital
    I have BCLs/ACLS
    I am currently in an RN-BSN program online.

    What do you think my chances are of finding a job in Denver?
  2. by   Writerly
    Denver RN needs job help. My fiance and I moved here. I just graduated
    from an ADN program in Minnesota. I need to work to at least cover some debts which
    means about $1,000.00 per month. Maybe someone out in all-nurses land knows of a little niche I could fill at his or her workplace?
    I would prefer hospital work.
    Any ideas as to where I can find a nursing job? Advice? Support Groups? I have over 5 years as a CNA and 2 years at Medication Administration. Nyteshade--I cannot PM yet, but would welcome any information
    you could offer.

    Thanks All!
    Last edit by Writerly on Apr 20, '12 : Reason: mistakes were made
  3. by   Writerly
    Just got off the phone conference for Centura. Not feeling encouraged. But I am not going to give up!
  4. by   NurseMotivated
    Hello!! I dont know how to pm but i am really interested in that lil something you may know lol

  5. by   CL2244
    Moving to Colorado was the absolute worst mistake ever, along with pursuing a career in nursing!! I truly feel compassionate about nursing and as if there's no other career I would rather do, but no one will give me a chance to even step into nursing. It is completely sad and disgusting the way the nursing field is and no one even bothered to tell me during nursing school. I have never tried so hard and filled out so many applications in my life and still 6 months after getting my license...No where. I can't even find a full time position as a caregiver!!! I would have known this, then I would never have gone to nursing school to begin with. Seriously pathetic, those nurse who graduated even 5-10 years ago didn't face this hard of a time finding a job. I wish that they told me in nursing school what a hopeless chance of a career this is! If this issue continues the way it is now, we will have a real nursing shortage!!
  6. by   RN 033
    This has been my experience in California. I'm searching every state on to get a feel for someplace to relocate that will hire a new grad BSN with no experience. My student loan payments begin in February.
  7. by   blueindigo79
    Live in austin, tx right now and thinking of moving to denver in the next1-2 years. I have my bsn and almost 8 years of experience in med/surg, tele and now in ambulatory surgery. What do you think? Would i find a job? Thanks
  8. by   klone
    I think if you're willing to work nights in M/S, you might be able to find a job. I would not relocate before securing employment, though.
  9. by   klone
    Quote from CL2244
    It is completely sad and disgusting the way the nursing field is and no one even bothered to tell me during nursing school.
    I understand your frustration, I really do. Nurses everywhere are feeling it. But it's not the responsibility of nursing schools to find employment for you, or to tell you that the job market sucks and not to enroll in their program. Their job is to make money, and to make new nurses. It's every person's responsibility to research the job field they're going into before going into it. Do you think this is a unique predicament? Every field has this issue. I think nurses have just been spoiled, because we've always been used to having jobs handed to us on a platter, and now suddenly our field is like all the others out there.
  10. by   Ryandoug72
    I hope it changes!! I'm just going to start my prerequisites!! For most likely BSN or do you think start with ADN to get job?? Then I would start bridegroom program ASAP
  11. by   kerleigh722
    I don't think it's impossible... Just apply, apply, apply, & be aggressive!
    Yes the market here sucks. So make yourself stand out somehow. APPLY FOR EVERYTHING.
    I am a new grad and secured a job right away... Went through a little phase of "i don't like this" a few months ago and applied for a lot of different RN companies, the OR, Kaiser clinics, you name it. I got 2 interviews (I have recently gotten over this "fit" and am happy right where I am so these were turned down).
    My point: It can't be that impossible.
  12. by   klone
    Definitely go for a BSN program straight away. Don't do ADN-BSN bridge, not in Denver. Many of the good new grad residency programs (University, Children's, Denver Health) require the new grads to be BSN new grads.
  13. by   Ryandoug72
    Awesome ! Thx are you in Denver area?