Msp/St. Paul new grad

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    Hi, I am a new grad RN in minneapolis. I have a BSN and am trying to find a job in the Minneapolis/St. Paul areas. I graduated in CO and am having trouble finding a job that will hire a new grad. Any suggestions? I feel like I have exhausted my contacts at hospitals and am looking for any ideas of where else to go for a new grad RN position.
    Thanks! Katie
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    I'm in the exact same predicament. I have my Associate's and I'm currently working on my pre-req's to bridge RN-BSN. I have applied everywhere. It is all about who you know. If you don't know someone on the "inside" then it is very difficult to get an interview.
    Does anyone else have any words of wisdom? I'm feeling more discouraged every day!

    Thanks!
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    I have no words of encouragement. I have over 1 year of med/surg experience at a large hospital in another state and have applied to tons of positions in the Twin Cities. All I seem to get are rejection emails....and then the same job seems to be posted again in a few weeks. I don't know what's up with hiring in Minneapolis hospitals. It's very very frustrating.

    I think it's hard to get a hospital job in any large city, and Mpls is certainly no exception.
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    come to western wisconsin.....
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    Yep, the Cities are tough. When I graduated, I applied to almost 300 jobs, only got one interview (which was for the job that I'm working at now )

    I have classmates that are still looking for jobs- most that have jobs have taken LTC or homecare. The few that have hospital jobs have had years of experience in healthcare as a CNA, HUC, CMA etc.

    Try Craigslist- that's how I found my job! I know it seems strange to find a hospital job there- but there it was!
    Good luck!
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    Quote from lola930
    Hi, I am a new grad RN in minneapolis. I have a BSN and am trying to find a job in the Minneapolis/St. Paul areas. I graduated in CO and am having trouble finding a job that will hire a new grad. Any suggestions? I feel like I have exhausted my contacts at hospitals and am looking for any ideas of where else to go for a new grad RN position.
    Thanks! Katie
    Lots of openings in LTC and home health (especially peds) in the Mpls area. Every one of my classmates (May, 2011) who tried to find a job in Home Health or LTC found one.

    Don't give up on hospitals, I just ran into a new hire from my class in the stairway at work. My hospital (magnet) employs around 10% of my ADN graduating class. The thing is, I have NO idea how they choose new grads. The ones being hired almost seem random. Most have healthcare experience but some do not. Three of them worked as aides or techs at the facility but more didn't. There doesn't seem to be any preference on schools. Community Colleges, Universities, for-profit business schools that started recent nursing programs - they are coming from anywhere.

    It's kinda tough on me because I know many of my classmates would be better hires.


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