I have one more week left of school. One week, two tests. Then, it's over. The 6 year long journey is finished. However, it's only just begun. I am scared about not being able to find a nursing job in Colorado. To be this much in debt for my education, and not be able to work to pay it off-much less pay rent and food-frankly terrifies me.
Does anyone have any idea where would be some of the better places to apply as a new grad here in CO?
Any advice is appreciated.
May 11, '09
I'm not the expert but during my time in CO I heard that the southern part of the state (including pueblo/ Co Springs) was easier to get hired into the hospitals (as a new grad) than in the northern part of the state. Once you get experience it is easier to get a job where you want.
If you are flexible about where you are willing to live try posting your resume on 'yahoo jobs,' ect. recruiters will contact you, trust me.
May 11, '09
That's good to know. I will put in for some more hospitals down there, then. I already put into St. Mary Corwin's and never heard back. OK. That's not totally true. I put in for the new grad program. Then the recruiter called back and said that program is being d/c'd. So then, I just sent in a resume, because there have been no new postings there since I last looked.
I know there is another hospital in Pueblo. I'd even go further south, but I don't know what's down there.
I have one more test on Thursday. Then I'm going to attack this project with vigour! I plan to apply to 5 places per day until I cover CO. Then, I'm going to start applying out of state for anywhere that has a contract with CO so I don't have to re-take a nurses liscense. I think it's like Utah and Nevada and NM...Maybe some other places that share this contract. We'll see.
At this point, I'll take anything I can get, anywhere I can get it! God knows... I just want to LEARN and practice, learn and practice. That can be done in any number of places. Just gotta keep at it.
May 11, '09
If you are open to living anywhere, the southeast corner of the state is usually hurting for medical people. However, much of the southeast corner of the state looks like Kansas.
I grew up in Canon City...I have no idea if they need nurses and I've not set foot in St. Thomas More hospital in about 30 years, but it was a great, great place in which to grow up. Awesome town.
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