Florida job market for new grads or returning nurses - page 3

Has the Florida job market improve for new grads? A year ago, There was tons of post on AN about new grads with no job prospects. My friend with a new RN degree. He took a job @ SNF for $25, no... Read More

  1. by   babiesRmylife
    I'm also around the Pensacola area & the pay here isn't that great. $20-25, & benefits are not that great either. And I'm currently trying to get out of my NICU position & change to adults. I want to expand my knowledge & learn a new trade. I've applied to seriously 20 jobs & not a single call back!!!!!!
  2. by   SunnyPupRN
    I absolutely agree. Pensacola is taking an economic downturn, maybe because of the oil spill. I'm champing at the bit to get the h*** out of here. In the meantime, I've applied as a vet tech just to cover bills. Nuthin'.
    This is not a growing town, economy has taken a serious hit.
  3. by   blugirl
    Mercy Hospital in Miami will be reopening their psych unit soon. Keep an eye out!!
  4. by   SunnyPupRN
    Thank you Blu! Any idea when??
  5. by   blugirl
    I don't know exactly when but, they have started repairs etc..
  6. by   jojo2011
    I graduated in May and took boards Mid June. Immediately after I got my license number I started sending applications everywhere both palm beach county and dade county. Not even one call back. I received one email from a home health company that hires new grads but the pay is 16/hr. No one is hiring new grads. I was only looking to supplement my income part time because I already have a job I will be starting in August thru the organization that provided me a scholarship and guaranteed to give us jobs. I am so fortunate and forever grateful that I applied and received the scholarship because they are only giving jobs to those they sponsored. I suggest student nurses try to get a job during nursing school in a hospital as a tech or CNA to better their chances of finding a job after nursing school. Good Luck!
  7. by   blugirl
    It took most of us 6weeks to get a call back (that's if are sending out applications every day)
  8. by   lost122
    Quote from jojo2011
    I graduated in May and took boards Mid June. Immediately after I got my license number I started sending applications everywhere both palm beach county and dade county. Not even one call back. I received one email from a home health company that hires new grads but the pay is 16/hr. No one is hiring new grads. I was only looking to supplement my income part time because I already have a job I will be starting in August thru the organization that provided me a scholarship and guaranteed to give us jobs. I am so fortunate and forever grateful that I applied and received the scholarship because they are only giving jobs to those they sponsored. I suggest student nurses try to get a job during nursing school in a hospital as a tech or CNA to better their chances of finding a job after nursing school. Good Luck!
    hi,

    i'm surprised they hire new grads because people I know has been telling me like there's no chance for me to get into home health. Reading this gave me hope though, low pay though but i would get this for eperience..still better than nothing. Can you tell me the name of the agency?...
  9. by   64t0
    Are any of you guys on this forum non-US citizens? I ask because I have a relative who's a nurse in Tampa who says that it is IMPOSSIBLE for non-US citizens to get a job in the US, contrary to what my other relatives who are also involved in the US healthcare industry in other states who say it is NOT IMPOSSIBLE for a non-US citizen to get a legal job as an RN - especially if he is a Nursing graduate from a US school. What is the actual situation there now?
  10. by   jojo2011
    Im a US citizen and I think that if its impossible for citizens to get a job it must be even harder for non us citizens. Let me re-phrase. Its very hard for new graduates to get a job right now. If your relative has tons of experience in nursing it may not be as hard. Times are tough though.
  11. by   NightNurse876
    i'm not a citizen...I got a job before a citizen....who is stil not employed. They didnt ask me to show proof of citizenship/residency until after I got hired....
  12. by   spotonthewall
    I've been waiting 8 months for my Florida Level 2 Background check to come back. Eight months is a long time to be out of work. I have no criminal background, no arrest record, never broken any law, never done drugs, served in the US Navy honorably for 6 six years. So much for being a veteran. Anyone know the address of the Governor of Florida? Who is above the Governor?

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