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.
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.