New Grad outlook in Denver - page 2

So I currently live in Cincinnati and I am looking at moving out to Denver when I graduate in May 2016 which I know is kinda far away. I was just curious about how new grads are doing and if they are... Read More

  1. by   klone
    Quote from MissHamhead
    You are right, but it does look good when you have a nurses from various educational facilities. I was told by UCH management that they hire about 50% out of state BSN prepared new grads.
    I imagine that's because they're a world-class facility and get a lot of attractive applicants from other states. But there is no requirement of hiring out of state with regards to Magnet designation.
  2. by   KylaMS
    I'm moving to Lakewood at the end of October this year. I'll have an ADN but 6 years experience as a nursing assistant. Is there really no hope for an RN job out there?
  3. by   scaredsilly
    Quote from KylaMS
    I'm moving to Lakewood at the end of October this year. I'll have an ADN but 6 years experience as a nursing assistant. Is there really no hope for an RN job out there?
    ADNs have a tough time getting a hospital job here, but LTC, SNF, and clinics are easier.
  4. by   mikkie1317
    HI KylaMS, ADN, CNA
    the job market is a mess in Colorado, I do not know if you have family over there. where I leave nurses get pain $35/hr , the only cons is that is is too hot
  5. by   Cheezits5744
    Just some new from the University of Colorado Hospital front, it's definitely not impossible to find a new graduate position at UCH. When I was accepted into their new grad program a few years ago there were actually a large number of people from out of state in our cohort and I noticed a very similar pattern in subsequent cohorts for our department. I don't know if Magnet status has anything to do with how many out of state people the hospital hires but it's certainly worth submitting an application. While it does help to have been working on the floor that you are applying to, prior experience at our hospital or any hospital is not a prerequisite. Like what everyone has said about wages in Colorado, it is terrible and is quickly being outpaced by the price of housing in Colorado, I think the wage for a level one new grad was 22.50/hr but it went up to 25/hr after six months when you became a level two RN. Right now, it seems like we are losing quite a few nurses due to some recent wage changes so it might be a good time to submit an application if you are serious about getting a new grad job in Colorado.
  6. by   Shawnj1215
    I JUST SPOKE WITH A RECRUITER THERE YESTERDAY. HE SAYS EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID EXCEPT $24 AND I WILL HAVE A MSN. HE THEN WENT ON TO SAY THAT AFTER 6MONTHS THE PAY RATE JUMPS TO $29. NIGHTS GET AN ADDITIONAL $2 AND WEEKENDS GET ANOTHER $2. BUT WHEN I LOOKED AT THE JOBS ITS ALL DAY SHIFTS. I DONT WANT TO GET SCREWED, BUT I WANT TO BE IN CO SO BAD. THE WOMEN.

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