what areas are hiring?

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    Due to the responses to my last post, Switch careers( thanks for all the advice to those who responded), I have decide to ask: What areas are hiring? What I mean is areas of the country like Midwest, South, North, New Engalnd, etc, etc and areas and areas of nursing like ER, OR, neonatal, etc , etc. It doesnt just have to be hospital or nursing home jobs named. it can be gov't, community, fortune 500 companies, association like APHA or something, schools, businesses, etc, etc. Anything named can be helpful. Please be honest what or where you name. With this post I hope people will get ideas where to look and maybe dig deeper into researching career moves and what they need to do. I live in Nashville and I havent heard of any complaints from RNs finding a job so this is why this topic of the nursing shortage interests me so much

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    sounds like a lot of nurses are moving to texas for work. my bet is the south is a good place to work, lots of geriatric patients, especially in the winter time for those who can afford to fly south for winter.
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    [color=#483d8b]do some googling/monster/carrerbuilders searching to find out where the jobs are- then let the rest of us know
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    [color=#483d8b]good luck
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    I am a new(er) grad in southern New England. Graduated out of state Dec '09, finally landed a job Aug '10. My job hunt was horrible here. I applied to all kinds of facilities. Hundreds of aps and most hospitals weren't hiring new grads at the time. I finally landed a job in a major teaching hospital Level IIIc NICU. I got really, really lucky though, because there were hundreds of aps for the position.

    I'm not completely sure, but I think that things may be opening up a little bit out here for new grads. I have seen more postings at hospitals that previously had none. I don't know if they are hiring new grads though, or if they are only looking seriously at experienced nurses.
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    I've been interested in this issue as well ~ it doesn't look like there are as many complaints from new grads lately as there used to be here on allnurses so maybe things are getting better...
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    Quote from frogkissingnurse
    sounds like a lot of nurses are moving to texas for work. my bet is the south is a good place to work, lots of geriatric patients, especially in the winter time for those who can afford to fly south for winter.

    [color=#483d8b]do some googling/monster/carrerbuilders searching to find out where the jobs are- then let the rest of us know

    [color=#483d8b]good luck
    nope...i'm in the tampa bay area of florida and work in ltc. i was going to school for rn but opted not to go this semester. i can't afford to risk getting rn and not find a job.

    there's very little going here for new grad rns and lpns. i'm trying to get on full-time where i work and not having any luck. there are few job postings for lpns and rns on the career sites and craigslist.

    census is down.
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    I'm in north FL i was a new grad as of Aug sat for boards in NOV and applied for the job in dec aI gotnit the first job I applied for and they're are new postings everyday depends on where you located.
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    Its also very hard for a new grad to find a position in Northern California. People are moving towards Southern California where its getting competitive as well.
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    I know in nashville, Vanderbilt Hospital has alot of openings on their website for RNs. But hospitals like St. Thomas or Baptist dont have that many. Like most say its all about location and staff to patient ratios.
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    Vanderbilt had sooooo many openings the last time I looked, but you have to have been out of school for at least 6 months or you have to go in through their very highly competitive nurse residency program.
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    I do wish there were more openings for LPN's. I would love to work at Vanderbuilt!


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