Florida job market for new grads or returning nurses
- 1Mar 18, '11 by SmilesNoirHas 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 benefits. Two of my friend's received a LPN job offer for $18 hr. One has day shift. The other works 3rd shift, 5 to 6 nights a week.
Aha! Moment!: I've learned that you can not be picky. Also, You have to pound the pavement.
What's your opinion? What area of Fla?LPN or RN?
SNF? Hospital? agency?
- 0Apr 12, '11 by lightninladWell as always it depends on experience, but if you're new it can be anywhere between $19-20/hr. It really all depends on how many beds the facility has because some have 120+ but others have far less.
I'm sure I could make more if I go to a diff. nursing home, but as an Rn, I really don't see much point since it'll be the same ridiculous patient ratios somewhere else.
If I could even get an interview with a hospital, that at least would be something, but I can't even get that far. Good luck to you though.
- 0Apr 26, '11 by polarisskyeQuote from MSUnurseI am not too sure what the job market is like in Pensacola for psych,but I am in the Port Charlotte area and their is nothing...Psychiatric care is limited here unless you are into Nursing Home with elderly alzheimers/dementia.We relocated here last year due to my husbands job,beautiful area but no jobs for me.I have been looking for 4 months now,sent out multiple applications from Naples to Bradenton(I have 20+ yrs exp) and I'm not even getting a phone call.It is very frustrating,maybe Pensacola is better....good luckI'm also curious about jobs/wages in Florida, specifically the Pensacola area. I've been traveling for the last year, but want to settle down closer to home (Louisiana). Psych is my specialty. Any ideas?
- 0May 9, '11 by blugirlAll of us that took the NCLEX between Feb and March has gotten hired. From the stories I've heard (Including mine) it wasn't an easy task. It took about a hundred applications and harrassing the heck out of HR and/or Nurse Managers from floor to floor but we did it. We are all hired (even in places that said that they weren't hiring new grads). South Florida.
- 0May 9, '11 by SmilesNoirQuote from blugirlCongrats!All of us that took the NCLEX between Feb and March has gotten hired. From the stories I've heard (Including mine) it wasn't an easy task. It took about a hundred applications and harrassing the heck out of HR and/or Nurse Managers from floor to floor but we did it. We are all hired (even in places that said that they weren't hiring new grads). South Florida.
what type of facility?
LPN or RN or BSN or NP
Did you go personally to each floor?
IMO, I believe you have to put a face to place..